News & Past Events

July 18, 2022

The History department is pleased to announce the following student awards for majors in AY 2021-2022.

Senior Recognition Flyer
April 29, 2022

Please Join The History Department Senior Recognition Party on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 @ Thorne Lawn Tent from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Thomas Balcerski
March 15, 2022

We are pleased to announce Dr. Thomas Balcerski of Eastern Connecticut State University as the Visiting Billington Professor of U.S. History for 2022-23.

Front stairs to AGC building on campus
February 9, 2022

Emily Jo Wharry '20, double major in history and politics and winner of the History Department's 2020 Hardy Prize for Best Senior Thesis, offers a powerful criti

Mellon Grant to Fund "Humanities for Just Communities" Initiative
January 26, 2022

Professor Puerto is co-PI and co-Director of a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, which will fund Oxy’s Humanities for Just Communities program

Professor Sharla Fett
December 8, 2021

Sharla Fett has been appointed Robert Glass Cleland Professor of American History in recognition of her achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service to the College and her academic department.

scene of campus
December 3, 2021

On December 1 and 3, 2021, History majors in the class of 2022 gave presentations on their senior comprehensive projects.

Image of award certificate for the junior paper prize
November 5, 2021

Gus Grunau ’22 is the recipient of the 2021 Junior Paper Prize for his essay titled, "Jews in the Historiography of North Africa: Identity, Agency, Jewish-Muslim Relations, and Colonial Boundaries."

The award was announced at the History Department Fall Party on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Image of book cover for "Minerva's French Sisters," by Dr. Nina Rattner Gelbart
November 4, 2021

This year's History Department Fall Party will feature Prof. Nina Gelbart discussing her latest book Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France (Yale University Press, 2021).  The department will also announce the winner of the Junior Paper Prize at the hors d'oeuvres reception that will immediately follow the lecture.

Head shot of Professor Marla Stone
August 30, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Marla Stone who has been appointed as the next Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Professor at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) based on the recommendation of an international search committee. Professor Stone will be serving a three-year term at the AAR.