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History Department

History Department News

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The physical office for the Department of History is closed until further notice and we will be delivering services via phone or online. If you are a current student and have questions regarding your class, please email your professor directly. For general questions, please email Alyssa Danielli at adanielli1@csuchico, or leave a voicemail at 530-898-5365. Thank you.

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.

On this website, you will find information about our course offerings, how to become a history major or minor, as well information on our graduate program or certificate in Public History.

Browsing our faculty biographies, you will discover why our faculty is one of the most honored on campus for their scholarship, experience, and service. This website also provides information about our student organizations.

Watch videos of presentations here: History Public Lectures, Cowden Memorial Speakers, and History Roundtable discussions(opens in new window)



Career Night - April 15, 2021

"Invisible Wounds: Mental Illness and the American Civil War"

History Students Head to Statewide Student Research Competition
At Chico State’s Student Research Competition on March 8, undergraduate Vivian Hernández took third place in the Humanities division for her paper titled “Women’s Fertility and Social Transformation in Modern Mexico: 1968-1988.” Master’s degree student Juan Vega Ramírez placed second for his paper, “Proselytizing Modernity: Reexamining the Summer Institute of Linguistics' Tenure in Mexico, 1934-1979.” Both Vivian and Juan will join eight other students representing Chico State at the statewide CSU Research Competition on March 31 and April 1.

 As an encore, Vivian and Juan also presented their work at the Rocky Mountain Conference of Latin American Studies, held March 18-20. This is the largest professional Latin American studies association west of the Mississippi.

Career Workshop-Alumni Panels
Alumni Panels
Former MA Student Wins Big Award!

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Jeanette Adame has been selected as the 2019-2020 Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and ProQuest Distinguished Masters Thesis Award (Non-STEM) winner for her work titled "Citing Divine and Human Laws: Women of African Descent and the New Orleans Cabildo, 1769-1800." Jeanette will receive a $1000 prize and an invitation to attend the 62nd-annual WAGS conference in Albuquerque and present her work. While a graduate student at Chico State, Jeanette worked with Drs. Magliari, Tinkler, and Madar, and conducted archival research in New Orleans with generous financial support from the Clarence McIntosh-William Hutchinson Graduate Fellowship Award.
History Club Participants in Sacramento "Archives Crawl" in October 2019

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sacramento field trip photo

History At Work
Quinn Neves
CSU student Quinn Neves, living history reenactor at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts.