History Events

Greetings History, Majors and Minors,

We hope that you can attend this collaborative event to celebrate Black History Month. My students may attend this event for extra credit.

Black History

Wednesday, February 27, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. – University Theater

Performance: “Steppin’ Ahead! Dancers Breaking Down The Color Line.” Be entertained and learn about art forms that helped break down color barriers in the United States during the early 20th century. Presented by the dance, history and music departments, and produced by Rusty Frank, a dance historian and professional choreographer, the program will feature student performances in tap and Lindy Hop dances, and choral renditions of jazz songs from the 1910s to the 1940s, as well as a screening of film clips of the era’s dances.

Phi Alpha Theta, Tau Epsilon Chapter History students conducted research for and designed historical exhibits. The program is coordinated by Doris Ressl, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Dance Program; Sally Etcheto, Professor of Music; and Laura Talamante, Assistant Professor of History. Co-sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta and the Multicultural Center.

Best to all,
Dr. Talamante

Below are selected past events in the life of the History Department at CSUDH. CLICK ON THE LINK OR THE IMAGE TO GO TO A PHOTO GALLERY OF THAT EVENT. See the Calendar page for upcoming events.

History's First Annual Banquet, May 2009

Annual Banquet

The History Department hosted its first banquet on May 9, 2009, to honor our 2008-2009 graduates and award winners. We also honored retiring professor Frank Stricker and long-time department administrative assistant Nancy Owens. About 60 people attended the banquet, including graduates, honorees and their guests, and department staff and faculty. It was held on the CSUDH campus. The guest speaker was El Camino College Dean Stephanie Rodriguez, CSUDH History Alumna. People raved over the food, catered by CSUDH.

History Student Club Visits the Getty Villa, April 2009


The CSUDH History Student Club sponsored a trip to the Getty Villa museum in Malibu. Dr. Jeffers described the exterior and grounds of the museum, which were modeled on a first century BCE Roman country estate.





CSUDH Honors Convocation, March 2008

convoc 08

The 2008 Honors Convocation at CSUDH honored students who, among other things, have excelled in their studies, received awards, and been admitted to honor societies. Go the the 2008 Honors Convocation webpage to see images of History honorees, faculty, and others.



Tournees Festival of French Films, April 2008

Film Poster

The California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of History has been awarded a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) to bring the Tournees Festival of French Films to campus in April, 2008.

See the French Film Festival webpage for descriptions of the films.

See photos of the French Film Festival.

Film Festival

Reception for Presidential Inauguration Speaker Evelyn Hu-DeHart, May 2008

Evelyn Hu-DeHart

The History Department sponsored a reception for Professor Evelyn Hu-DeHart. Dr. Hu-DeHart is Professor of History at Brown University. She is also Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown. She was the keynote speaker at the inauguration of CSUDH President Mildred Garca.

On May 1, Dr. Hu-DeHart spoke to the department and its guests about her current research. The event was made possible in large part by generous donations from emeriti History faculty Don Hata and Linda Pomerantz.


History Reception for Grads, May 2008

ReceptionThe History Department held a reception in honor of its graduating majors and minors in May, 2008. See photos from the event.






Iron Chef Competition, Fall 2008

Iron ChefFour History majors represented the department in the first CSUDH Iron Chef competition. Pictured from left to right: Ashley Eggleston, Stacey Atkins, Jessica Medrano, and Jessica Rivera. Click on the image to see a larger, montage image.