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Emeriti: (Professors) Carl N. Degler, Peter Duus, Terence Emmons, Harold L. Kahn, David M. Kennedy, George H. Knoles, Richard W. Lyman, Mark Mancall, Peter Paret, Paul A. Robinson, Paul Seaver, James J. Sheehan, Rixford K. Snyder, Peter Stansky, David B. Tyack, Lyman P. Van Slyke; (Senior Lecturer) Joseph J. Corn

Chair: Paula Findlen

Professors: Keith M. Baker, Joel Beinin, Barton J. Bernstein, Philippe Buc, Albert Camarillo, James T. Campbell, Clayborne Carson, Gordon Chang, Paula Findlen, Estelle Freedman, Stephen Haber, Tamar Herzog, David Holloway, Nancy S. Kollmann, Mark E. Lewis, Carolyn Lougee Chappell, Ian Morris, Norman M. Naimark, Robert Proctor, Jack N. Rakove, Richard L. Roberts, Aron Rodrigue, Richard P. Saller, Londa Schiebinger, Richard White, Steven J. Zipperstein

Associate Professors: David R. Como, Zephyr Frank, Jessica Riskin, Matthew H. Sommer, Amir Weiner, Kären E. Wigen, Caroline Winterer

Assistant Professors: Robert Crews, James P. Daughton, Sean Hanretta, Allyson V. Hobbs, Aishwary Kumar, Kathryn Miller, Yumi Moon, Thomas S. Mullaney, Priya Satia, Laura Stokes, Jun Uchida

Professor (Teaching): Herbert Klein

Courtesy Professors: Giovanna Ceserani, Lawrence Friedman, Avner Greif, Amalia Kessler, Larry Kramer, Joseph Manning, Reviel Netz, Walter Scheidel, Sam Wineburg, Gavin Wright

Senior Lecturers: Katherine Jolluck, Martin W. Lewis

Acting Assistant Professors: James M. Ward, Huseyin Yilmaz

Lecturers: Alan Mikhail, Bradley Naranch, Edith Sheffer

Department Office: Building 200, Room 113

Mail Code: 94305-2024

Phone: (650) 723-2651

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Courses offered by the Department of History have the subject code HISTORY, and are listed in the "History [HISTORY] Courses" section of this bulletin.


History courses teach the analytical, interpretive, and writing knowledge and skills necessary for understanding the connections between past and present. History is a pragmatic discipline in which the analysis of change over time involves sifting the influences and perspectives that affect the course of events, and evaluating the different forms of evidence historians exploit to make sense of them. Teaching students how to weigh these sources and convert the findings into persuasive analysis lies at the heart of the department's teaching. Graduates with a history major pursue careers and graduate study in law, public service, business, writing, education, and journalism.


The Department of History offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, coterminal Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy.

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