History

Final volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography now on shelves

Famed writer mandated that his autobiography remain unpublished for a century after his death.

Japanese American draft resisters at Tule Lake camp

Center shatters myth of 'quiet' Japanese Americans imprisoned in camps

Asian American Studies Center project collects evidence of resistance during the war years.

Alice Waters, Vicki Lynn Ruiz, Fedwa Malti-Douglas

UC luminaries to receive National Humanities Medal

Food activist and scholars are among 10 honored for their work elevating the human experience.

Ishi

High-tech project will restore recorded Native American voices

Cutting-edge optical scanning technique developed by the Berkeley Lab promises to revitalize these old, fragile recordings. 

Screen shot, 'Of Kings and Prophets'

ABC picks up TV series developed by Riverside scholars

Reza Aslan is executive producer of Biblical production 'Of Kings and Prophets'; Robin Russin is script consultant.
Ivan Berend

Professor who taught history — and lived it — retires

Liberated from Dachau in 1945, Ivan Berend went on to become a key figure in Hungary’s transition from communism.
wax cylinder (early audio recording)

Speaking in the vernacular

Library of Congress adds Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings collection to the National Recording Registry.
Urkesh palace

Exhibition in war-torn Syria celebrates UCLA archaeological discovery

While war rages in Syria, that country's people can still experience the culture and history of the region’s Mesopotamian roots through an exhibit made possible by a Kurdish nonprofit organization and UCLA archaeologist Giorgio Buccellati.

Lunar New Year origins, customs explained

UC Irvine expert explains the history behind celebrations of the Asian holiday.
UCLA alumni Rabbi Philip Posner, Robert Farrell, Helen Singleton and Robert Singleton

A salute to UCLA Freedom Riders and their history-making journey

Sixteen civil rights activists — all UCLA alumni — challenged segregation in the South in 1961 as Freedom Riders.

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