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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 

We have several students competing in the oral and poster presentations categories during the 12th Annual Student Research Program.

Please show them some History Department love and support!!

Posters I Ballroom A, Wednesday Evening


Juana Arredondo Salazar

Ian Vickers

Juana Arrendondo SRD 2017

 Ian Vickers SRD 2017

Humanities and Letters II — LSU 130 Thursday Morning 

Session: 9:00 am – 11:50 am 

Aurora Lara, 9:00–9:20 am

Aurora Lara SRD 2017

Posters III Ballroom A, Thursday Afternoon


Conor McGarry 

Cono McGarry SRD 2017

Humanities and Letters III — LSU 324-325 Thursday Afternoon

Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm – 4:50 pm

Jason Khozam, 4:30–4:50 pm

Jason Khozam SRD 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 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



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


Spring 2017 Homecoming CSUDH


 Dear History Majors and Minors,

If you will be a junior or a senior in 2017-2018 please see the following information about an excellent opportunity to serve as a Congressional intern in Washington DC during the Fall 2017 semester.  The successful candidate will have all expenses paid, receive a stipend, and will complete associated coursework for academic credit.  One of our alumni, Sean Rodriguez (graduated Spring 2014), served as a Panetta intern and he called it “the experience of a lifetime.”

 Panetta 2017 FB Flyer

There is only one more informational session, scheduled for tomorrow in Welch Hall 360 from 2-3pm.  But for more information or guidance you may also call Brenda Mendez in the Career Center (243-3531). 

The application deadline is Feb. 13

Don’t be put off by the rapidly approaching deadline.  The application requires a CV, a personal statement explaining your interest and qualifications, transcripts, and one graded writing assignment.  You have plenty of time – but you need to get to work now!

Click here or the image above to download the application!

Best regards,

C. Monty








SRD Keynote One Sheet

 Enjambed is a Multi-Literacy Magazine composed of creative works including, but not limited to poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. Enjambed is a collaborative effort among different departments on campus. Members from the English Graduate Association work together with the support of the English Department to select individual works for publication. Together with the Art and Design Department, the English Graduate Association chooses and designs a yearly issue that is distributed across campus. Enjambed is open to all current and former students across CSUDH and are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Enjambed not only provides CSUDH students with the platform to publish their work, but it creates opportunities for students to manage and participate in the publication process. For past and current issues, please click here for Enjambed magazine.

Publishing Opportunity Enjambed!

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



 Spring 2017 Financial Aid Update