The UCI Department of History administers programs that support current research, student development, and outreach through the following initiatives:
Career Development for Historians
This program is designed to foster conversations, build scholarly and other professional skills, explore options, and develop students’ confidence in a diverse and demanding employment landscape. Career Development for Historians @ UCI is supported by a Career Diversity Implementation Grant from the American Historical Association, UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence, UCI Graduate Division, School of Humanities Office of Graduate Studies.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Narrow, Program Officer or Professor Laura Mitchell, Director at HistoryCareers@uci.edu.
UCI History Project
The UC Irvine History Project provides an institutional framework for collaboration between the UCI History Department and K-12 history-social science teachers in Orange County. The UCI History Project is dedicated to the mission of providing a space for history teachers at varying points in their career, from credential candidates to veteran teachers, to engage in high-quality professional development. Teacher participants will experience a collaborative, scholarly environment that supports the development of historical thinking, content knowledge, and pedagogical expertise. To this end, the UCI History Project staff, which includes scholars and teacher leaders, are dedicated to building a model of professional practice within their own site in order to demonstrate the habits of mind, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to continuously improve the way history is taught, as well as to more deeply understand and appreciate the discipline of history itself.
For more information, please visit historyproject.uci.edu.
Berkshire Fellows Program
Through a grant from the American Historical Association’s Berkshires Conference on Women, Genders, and Sexualities, the UCI Department of History is working to recruit more women and students of color to the history major. Along with six other universities across the country, we are each engaging in initiatives on our respective campuses and the results will be shared at the annual Berkshires Conference from June 28-July 2, 2023 at Santa Clara University (https://berksconference.org/big-berks/2023-berkshire-conference-cfp/). This will be the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Berks and only the second time that the conference is held in California.
At UC Irvine, we established the Berkshire Fellows Program. Teams of Undergraduate and Graduate Students are working with a faculty mentor in three key areas of development.
1. Outreach: Help us recruit UCI and non-UCI students to the History Major
2. Programming: Develop interesting events to explore what it means to be a historian
3. Engage in research: Identify a project to investigate and present at the spring undergraduate symposium. For graduate Berks Fellows, you will serve as a research mentor for undergraduate students.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 - Alexander Street Press
Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection includes 124 document projects or archives and 5,100 documents and 180,000 pages of additional full-text sources, written by more than 2,800 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. It continues to grow with two new issues/releases annually.
For more information please contact Professor Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Co-Editor at email@example.com.