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Upcoming Speakers and Events

History Forum presents:

The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920

Dr. Mari K. Webel, Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh

Friday, October 8, 1 pm, via Zoom

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Spring 2021 Newsletter

What is History?

As one of the oldest of the liberal arts, the study of history emphasizes the importance of reading widely and deeply in the sources of human civilization and develops in its students the skills of thoughtful analysis of evidence and effective communication.

History is also fun!  Truly understanding the past involves careful investigation and detective work. Reconstructing the past with limited (and often conflicting) evidence is an exciting challenge that often leads to the thrill of discovery.

The Department of History at California State University, Bakersfield offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees in History.

The department also offers a program of study leading to a California Teaching Credential in Social Science and a Minor in History.

Please click on the links at left for more information about the History Department at CSUB.

Learn more about why you should study history. You may be surprised at some of the many famous people who studied history in their college days.

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My experiences at CSUB brought me into contact with incredibly thoughtful, sincere, and intelligent graduate students, and I am a better person for knowing them. My CSUB experiences were fantastic, and I have become a great cheerleader for this tremendous university and department. Close Quote
Peter Parra
M.A. in History, 2012

Department of History

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022  

Phone: (661) 654-3079
Fax: (661) 654-6906
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History Forum Speaker Series, 2021-2022

 Fall 2020:  Dr. Mari K. Webel (University of Pittsburgh): “The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920,” Friday, October 8, 1 p.m.  [Zoom:].

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Position Announcement: East Asian History

Position: Asst. Prof. of East Asian History

Type: Tenure Track                  

Academic Year: 2022-23                        

Available: August 2022

Location: History Department

Contact: Miriam Raub Vivian, Chair:

Deadline: Review of applicants begins on November 1, 2021


Click Here for Position Announcement Form