History

Image of torn black and white photo of a mission

UC teams with Indigenous scholars to recast history of the California missions

UCLA-led critical mission studies program creates a new model to understand the past, present and future.

Matthew Henson

A lunar honor for explorer Matthew Henson, thanks to a UCLA graduate student

A crater on the moon is now named for the Black Arctic explorer, whose achievements were played down in his lifetime.

A Catholic manuscript from the early Americas

New book explores how an epidemic shaped Christianity in the Americas

A new book details how Indigenous Mexicans rebuilt the Roman Catholic Church in the aftermath of an outbreak.

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Quiz: How well do you know your UC Olympians?

The Tokyo Summer Games marks 100 years of UC Olympic history! See how well you know our competitors past and present with this quiz.

Buddha statue

In the words of the Buddha

UC Santa Barbara joins forces with global 84000 project to translate entirety of the Tibetan Buddhist canon.

T. Rexes together, millions of years ago, illustration

How many T. rexes were there? Billions.

Paging your inner child: Paleontologists conclude 20,000 T. rexes roamed North America at any given time.

Two students work together on a whiteboard

UC San Diego approves new undergraduate degree in Black Diaspora and African American Studies

The new degree will not only enhance academic offerings but will foster collaborative study regarding the current experiences and histories of people of African descent.

Map of slave trade voyages with geographic labels

UC Santa Cruz joins new consortium to ensure future of SlaveVoyages database

Three UC campuses will help grow a repository that Henry Louis Gates Jr. has called one of the most significant research projects in the history of slavery.

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Happy Lunar New Year

Reflections on the holiday and its global celebrations from scholars at UC Irvine.

Domenico di Michelino Dante Divine Comedy Painting Duomo Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore Church Florence Italy. Painting created 1465

Lessons from Dante in a time of COVID-19

Reflecting on the poem’s renewed relevance on the 700th anniversary of its completion.

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