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A careful study of the past helps us better understand the present. History as an academic and professional discipline continually looks for the best ways to help us understand times, people, and places very different from our own.

The links on the right explain our program and provide information about the department. Check this page periodically for announcements and news of interest to history majors.

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News & Announcements 

TLC Job Flyer 2017-18



Curatorial Getty Internship Summer 17



George Mason University EVOLVE 

The Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, has created a fully online Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities.  The program trains students in the digital skills and tools that are increasingly essential to careers in education, public history, libraries, publishing and many kinds of government and non-profit work.   This 15-credit program consists of three online courses followed by a remote internship with a unit of the Smithsonian Institution.  Because it is both online and part-time, students can pursue it while working or attending another graduate program. The certificate can also be combined with our own History M.A. program.

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Rancho Days DRAM

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Click the on the image below for more info about this year's this year’s Phi Alpha Theta Southern California Regional Conference! 

PAT call for papers 2017


San Francisco State University's Annual History Conference

The History Students Association at San Francisco State University is would like to formally invite CSU Dominguez Hills' history students to present their research at the 2017 Annual Conference that will explore the creation of the self or of the other. The topic will have an emphasis on race, religion, and nationalism in any period and culture. The conference is intended to provide a forum for Undergraduate and Graduate students to present their work in a professional, peer-reviewed setting and, offer an opportunity for other students to involved themselves in the work and interests of their peers.

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Where: Rosa Parks Conference rooms in the Caesar Chavez Student Center on the campus of San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave,  

San Francisco, CA 94132

Subject Fields: Cultural History or Studies, United States History, World History, European History, Medieval History, Classical Studies, Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome.

Submission Requirements:

  • An abstract of 250 to 300 words
  • A short (50-75 words) biography of the author (name, school affiliation, undergraduate or graduate standing, and contact information)
  • Attach a Word document or a PDF file to an email to with "Conference Submission" in the Subject line
  • Deadline is Friday, March 17th, 2017
  • Questions or concerns can be emailed to the History Students Association at SFSU





 Click the image above to download your own digital copy of the Commencement Handbook.

The CSUDH Department of History is proud to share the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum's upcoming DOCENT TRAINING schedule for 2017!

Join the Dominguez Rancho and become a critical part of an organization that is dedicated in preserving and increasing awareness of the Dominguez family, homestead adobe, and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. The 5-week training will give you all the tools you need to educate the public on early California history.

We are seeking for enthusiastic individuals to serve as docents for at least 1 day a month.

Remember to contact our friend, Chantal Ochoa (CSUDH alumna), for details!  She can be reached via email:

Good luck!

DRAM Docent 2017 Schedule