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).

Former MA Student Wins Big Award!

photo of jeanette adame

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.
Students Take a Field Trip to the Sikh Festival in Yuba City

photo of students at sikh festival

photo of students at sikh festival

History Club Participants in Sacramento "Archives Crawl" in October 2019

sacramento field trip photo

sacramento field trip photo

History At Work: CSU Student Quinn Neves, Living History Reenactor at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts
Quinn Neves
Molly Hamilton wins first place in the undergraduate category at the Northern California Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta
Molly Hamilton presenting