History

Nettie Hunt with daughter on steps of Supreme Court

UC Berkeley to mark ‘400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice’

A yearlong observation will focus on African Americans’ extraordinary contributions to American life and the struggle for justice.

Sabrina Strings with her book

Where does fat phobia come from?

How did we become obsessed with thinness? It has to do with race, says sociologist Sabrina Strings.

View of a Disneyland coaster with Mickey Mouse on it

Welcome to Disneyland

A new course provides an in-depth look at the world of Disney — from a professor who has taken more than 600 spins on the Matterhorn.

Kara Cooney at a desk with an open book

The parallels of female power in ancient Egypt and modern times

In her latest book, Kara Cooney notes how a ruler’s gender matters far less than whose agendas are served.

Lit candles inside a California mission

Rethinking what we teach about California's missions

There are ghosts to be reckoned with in our state and its history, which an entirely new field aims to address.

Jullianne Ballou reads a book on wine

‘World’s greatest wine library’ continues to grow

A glimpse of UC Davis' bottomless collection.

A child looks at the camera from among a group of migrants

Coming to America

Historical context helps explain the urgency of present-day Central American migrations.

Lisa Materson and Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor, associate professors of history, read from their new book

The female historians unearthing women's stories

A new Oxford handbook restores women to their rightful place on the world's stage.

Woman reading book with cocoa

Famous UC writers on their favorite books

UC’s leading literary lights give us ideas for a holiday read.

Gonzo Hunter S. Thompson

UC Santa Cruz receives significant Hunter S. Thompson collection

An 800-volume collection has been donated to Special Collections Archives at UC Santa Cruz.

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