Category Archives: Events

Graduate Student Conference Workshop

The Department of History will be hosting a graduate student conference workshop on Tuesday evening, March 29th, 2016 at 6:00pm in the History Department library. This workshop is aimed at assisting first-, second-, and third-year graduate students who have little or no experience presenting papers at an academic conference. This workshop will be particularly useful for graduate students who will be presenting papers in the spring quarter 2016, but it is open to any graduate student who would like to workshop their conference presentation.

Papers will be the typical twenty minutes in length (approximately ten pages) with a ten-minute feedback session per paper. The discussion period will provide feedback on the content and the presentation, as well as questions that one might expect to be asked during the conference.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to Shawn Ragan at: by Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.



Digital History: A Conversation

In light of the recent posting of the AHA’s draft of guidelines on how to evaluate Digital History, and the very interesting issues it raises about our field, please join us for a conversation with digital scholars and practitioners from UCR’s own History department and guests from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information.

University of Toronto guests are Matt Bouchard & Andy Keenan.

We are meeting in the History Library on Friday May 8th, from 11-1. And yes, lunch will be served!

AHA Draft Guidelines for the Professional Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History (PDF)

Let's start a conversation

Public Lecture by Hannah Brown – Ahn Chang Ho and Korean Nationalism in Riverside

In conjunction with the opening weekend of the I Want the Wide American Earth exhibit, UCR graduate student Hannah Brown will be giving a public lecture entitled “Ahn Chang Ho and the Growth of Korean Nationalism in Riverside.”

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

2 – 3:30pm

Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Second Floor

Please join her, and spread the word widely!


5K Run/Walk

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The 9th Annual Spirit of the Tribes 5K Run/Walk will take place at UCR on November 15th as part of UCR’s Homecoming Week.  Interested in running or walking the 5K as part of the HGSA team?  Contact David Chavez to participate as a History graduate student.  If we have enough interest to form a team, there is registration discount.

For more information, see the link below or contact David.

dchav014 @

Meet TOE candidate Matthew Gilbert

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Graduate students are encouraged to meet and talk with TOE candidate Prof. Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert on Thursday, November 13th.  Prof. Gilbert earned his PhD from UCR and is currently a tenured Associate Professor in American Indian Studies and History at the University of Illinois.  He is enrolled with the Hopi Tribe from the village of Upper Moencopi in northeastern Arizona. Centering his research and teaching on Native American history and the history of the American West, he examines the history of American Indian education, the Indian boarding school experience, and American Indians and sports. In addition to publishing articles on Hopi history and producing a documentary film — Beyond the Mesas — on the Hopi boarding school experience, he has authored a book entitled Education beyond the Mesas: Hopi Students at Sherman Institute, 1902-1929 (University of Nebraska Press, 2010). Furthermore, he is co-editor (with Clifford E. Trafzer and Lorene Sisquoc) of the anthology The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: Voices and Images from Sherman Institute (Oregon State University Press, 2012).

The schedule for Thursday is as follows:

11:00-11:45am:  Graduate student session with Prof. Gilbert (History department library).
11:45am: Lunch at the Barn
1:30-3:00pm: Talk by Prof. Gilbert, “The Mother of All Waters: the Hopis and their historical relationship with the Pacific” (History department library).
5:00-6:00pm: Reception/Happy hour at The Spot Sports Bar & Grill in the UV.

Everyone in the department would like as much graduate student support and interaction with Prof. Gilbert as possible.  Please contact Bob Przeklasa or Seth Archer for more information.