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History Department

History Department

Welcome to the History Department of California State University, Chico, located on the top floor of Trinity Hall in the heart of the campus. We are a community engaged in that most serious and intellectually rewarding of pursuits, the study of the past, the living past, that continues to shape our present and our future.

In this Web site you will find information about both our course offerings, how to become a history major or minor, as well as about our graduate program and our certificate in public history. Browsing our faculty biographies you will discover why our faculty is one of the most honored on campus for its scholarship, teaching, and service. You can also learn about our vibrant student organizations.

Of course, please feel free as well to stop by Trinity Hall and visit us.

Watch videos of recent History Public Lectures, Cowden Memorial Speakers, and History Roundtable discussions(opens in new window).

History Department Announcements

The Fourth Annual Middle Eastern Studies Symposium

Poster for the Middle Eastern Studies 2018 Symposium

Monday, October 29, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Colusa Hall.

Organized by 
Creativity & Adaptive Leadership in the Middle East and North Africa (CALMENA)
Department of History
Middle Eastern Studies Minor at CSU, Chico

The Fourth Annual Middle Eastern Studies Symposium

Poster for the Middle Eastern Studies Symposium Keynote Speaker

Professor Serpil Atamaz, Assistant Professor of History at CSU, Sacramento will be giving the Keynote Speech, "World War I and Women in the Middle East" for the Fourth Middle Eastern Studies Symposium. 

Monday, October 29, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Colusa Hall.

Food & Beverages Provided

Sponsored by 
Creativity & Adaptive Leadership in the Middle East and North Africa (CALMENA)
Department of History
Middle Eastern Studies Minor at CSU, Chico

Chico State Career & Internship Job Fair

The Chico State Career Center invites you to attend the

Career & Internship Job Fair
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10 am to 2 pm
Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium

100 employers attending!

What is a Chico State career fair?  A room full of friendly representatives from a variety of organizations (companies, government agencies, non-profits) wanting to hire Chico State students, soon-to-be grads and alumni for jobs, career positions and internships.

Who should attend this career fair? You! Whether it's securing a job interview, finding out where to apply, networking, exploring the job market, or simply gaining practice talking to employers, most students benefit greatly from career fairs. All majors and class levels are welcome.

Over 100 employers will attend such as Boreal Ridge Corporation, Build.com, California Energy Commission, CHP, Caltrans, Challenge Dairy Products, City of San Jose – Police Department, Foresters Financial Services, Google, Highlands Ranch Resort, Jackson Family Wines, Oroville Hospital, Paradise Unified School District, Pebble Beach Company, Preston Pipelines, US Army Corps of Engineers, Yelp and Young’s Market Company.

How can I get help preparing for the career fair?  Attend a Career Fair Prep Seminar. These are casual events, where we answer all your questions about the day, like what to wear, what to bring, what to say and everything in between.  No, you don't need to stay the whole time, and yes, you can come late.

Nov 5 (Monday), 4-5 pm
Nov 6 (Tuesday), 11 am-Noon
Nov 6 (Tuesday), 4-5 pm

All seminars are held in the Career Center (Student Services Center 270)

You can also come to drop-in advising M-F from 1-4 p.m. in the Career Center, SSC 270 or make an appointment with an advisor.

What if I get "cold feet" on the day of the career fair and I'm too nervous to come?Come and find our friendly advisors at the career fair - we're everywhere and easy to find (look for us in our Chico State polo shirts). We'll help you. We promise!

For more information call the Chico State Career Center at 530-898-5253
Student Services Center 270
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChicoStateCareerCenter

Jeanette Adame awarded first place—twice!—at CSU Chico and CSU statewide Student Research Competitions!

Jeanette Adame standing in front of Azaleas

Jeanette Adame, a second-year graduate student, took first place at the Chico State Student Research Competition for her work on free and enslaved African and Afro-Creole women in the New Orleans courts from 1769 to 1800. Jeanette then presented her work at the statewide CSU Student Research Competition in Sacramento and took first place in the Arts and Humanities category. Congratulations, Jeanette!

Congratulations to Juan Vega Ramírez and Kellie Marie Lavin

Ramirez and Lavin standing in front of the CSU Chico rose garden

In late April, History graduate students Juan Vega Ramírez and Kellie Marie Lavin won second and first place, respectively, at the Northern California Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta, the international History honor society. Santa Clara University hosted the event, and students from eleven regional colleges and universities presented their research papers.

History Club Field Trip Spring 2018