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Initiatives

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 Prof. 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 contact Dr. Nicole Gilbertson, Site Director, or Philip Ninomiya, Academic Program Coordinator.



Journal of Asian Studies - Cambridge University Press
The Journal of Asian Studies (JAS) has played a defining role in the field of Asian studies for over 75 years. JAS publishes the very best empirical and multidisciplinary work on Asia, spanning the arts, history, literature, the social sciences, and cultural studies. Experts around the world turn to this quarterly journal for the latest in-depth scholarship on Asia's past and present, for its extensive book reviews, and for its state-of-the-field essays on established and emerging topics. With coverage reaching from South and Southeast Asia to China, Inner Asia, and Northeast Asia, JAS welcomes broad comparative and transnational studies as well as essays emanating from fine-grained historical, cultural, political, and literary research. The journal also publishes clusters of papers that present new and vibrant discussions on specific themes and issues. 

For more information, please contact Kyle David, Editorial Assistant or Prof. Vinayak Chaturvedi, Editor at JournalofAsianStudies@uci.edu / (949) 824-0514.  



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 Kacey Calahane, Editorial Assistant or Prof. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Co-Editor at wasmatuc@gmail.com.