News and Events

Check back often for the latest news and events from the Department of History. We host an extensive list of workshops and seminars.

Latest News

Michael Brinley Appointed Assistant Professor

Michael Brinley joins the faculty in September. Brinley specializes in Soviet and post-Soviet history. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from Pepperdine University. 

Recent Accomplishments from Graduate Students – June 2024

Joseph Bishop received an essay prize.

Beth Lew-Williams Honored with Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award

An expert on Asian American history and a historian of race and migration, Lew-Williams is cherished by students for her “commitment to rigorous inquiry, intellectual humility and compassion,” said senior Christine Hu.

Upcoming Events

Final Public Oral Exam: Yang Li
Biopolitical Socialism: Antibiosis, Scientific Capital, and China’s Cold War Rationality, 1949–1990
Thu, Jun 27, 2024, 10:00 am
Final Public Oral Exam: Pablo Pryluka
Developing Consumers: A History of Wants and Needs in Postwar South America
Mon, Jul 1, 2024, 10:00 am
Jobs & Java
Fri, Sep 6, 2024, 1:30 pm
Greg Radick
Thu, Sep 12, 2024, 4:30 pm
Jobs & Java
Fri, Sep 20, 2024, 1:30 pm