News for History students - 1-24-2022

  1. Free History writing tutors. How about some writing help?  It’s free, it’s awesome, and it’s for all history students! The History Department is offering FREE WRITING TUTORS to any student enrolled in a History class this spring! Everyone can use help and encouragement in their quest to become a better writer.  Writing Tutors can assist with crafting a thesis, proofreading, choosing correct grammar, and understanding how to effectively structure an essay, research paper, or any other writing assignment.   Reach out today to one of our Certified Writing Aces (not a real thing, but it sounds impressive), Dakota Adelmann ( and Spencer Campbell (! Please contact them directly to make an appointment:
  2. Open House: Graduate Programs in Public Affairs, Jan. 25. 1-2pm. The Programs of Public Affairs (Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, and M.S. International Affairs & Global Enterprise) at the University of Utah are hosting an Open House (via Zoom) on January 25 where prospective students can learn more about our programs. With a 95% job placement within six months of graduation, University of Utah's Master of Public Policy program is a great investment. Register on the PPA page. Utah is a great place to live and is currently the fastest-growing state in the U.S. Learn more about living in Salt Lake City.  
  3. 2022 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution, Jan. 27. This year's Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties event will take place via zoom on Thursday, January 27, from 3-4:30pm. Keynote speaker Stan Yogi is the coauthor of Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California and Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. He is the co-editor of two books, Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California’s Great Central Valley (1996) and Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography (1988). His essays have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and academic journals and anthologies. He co-curated the traveling exhibits Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake and Wherever There’s a Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California. He is a co-chair of Okaeri, a group of LGBTQ+ identified Japanese Americans, and he is also a co-curator of Seen and Unseen: Queering JA History Before 1945 online exhibit about LGBTQ+ Japanese American history. See here for more info and a registration link.
  4. Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship application due January 31. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a History student who will be a full-time student – 12 units – with junior or senior standing in fall 2022. Students who meet even one of the following preferences are encouraged to apply: have an emphasis in the study of California and/or the Western United States; OR who are Native American; OR who are pursuing a history-related (e.g., social sciences) teaching credential; OR who have graduated from either a Humboldt County charter or high school. To apply for the scholarship, submit online, via the Scholarship button on the Financial Matters tab of your myHumboldt portal, the materials listed there. (Make sure you are viewing the complete list of scholarships – not just “recommended” scholarships – and then do a search for “Johnston-Aronoff.”)
  5. Internship in Building Community, Feb. 6. Columbia University (Morningside Campus) is hiring over 100 Program & Residential Life Assistants who will be working as Ras for a summer program for high school students. There is no GPA requirement. This is a paid opportunity that comes with room and board in New York City. $18/hr, approximately 35 hours/week. Application deadline is Feb. 6. Learn more and apply here.
  6. Digital Public Humanities Program. 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. For more information, see here. For a short video about the program, click here.