News for History students -- 10-25-2021

  1. Organization of American Historians membership giveaway, Nov. 1. Students and recent graduates are eligible to request a sponsored membership, thanks to the new Sponsored Membership Award fund. Email us at by 4pm ET, Monday, November 1, with your information. If requests exceed the number of memberships available, recipients will be chosen randomly. Those not selected will automatically be included in future giveaways.
  2. Conversation with Intervals podcast host Christopher Brick, Oct. 27. Join the Organization of American Historians on Wednesday, October 27, at 4pm ET for a conversation with Christopher Brick, host of our new podcast, Intervals.  Intervals, a public history initiative created during the COVID-19 pandemic by the OAH Committee on Marketing and Communications,  explores the history of public health, illness, and disease in North America from colonial times to the present. This session will be broadcast on Facebook Live, and we will announce the call for submissions for season 2. Listen to episodes from season 1 here. Email with questions.
  3. 23rd Annual Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, Oct. 23-29. This year's theme is "Dismantle & Heal: Building Coalition Against Forced Division.” Featured speaker Dr. Lisa Nakamura: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 9am: "Moving from Intergenerational Trauma to Racial Solidarity in the Japanese American Community." Dr. Nakamura is active in Tsuru for Solidarity, a "nonviolent, direct action project of Japanese American social justice advocates working to end detention sites and support front-line immigrant and refugee communities that are being targeted by racist, inhumane immigration policies." Keynote Speaker: Comedian and political commentator Hari Kondabolu: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 7pm. Also: Antiracist Education, Colorism, Abolition, Black Liberation Through The Arts, Queer within the Filipinx Family Dynamic, and more! See full schedule and zoom registration links here
  4. Peace Corps info session for Humboldt students, Oct. 26. 2-3pm. Register here. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join Peace Corps regional recruiter John Keller (returned volunteer, Ethiopia 2016-2018) at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Want to learn more about the Peace Corps? Read about their Volunteer programs. For questions about this event, contact John Keller at
  5. Decolonizing Sustainability Speaker Series, Oct. 27. Wednesdays Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 12-1:15pm. Register here. The Oct. 27 discussion will be on “Colonialism Is Not Over: Green Colonialism & Sustainability from the TMT to the Terra Gen Wind Project.” This speaker series will highlight and unpack intersections of settler colonialism, white supremacy, and systems of power/privilege/oppression within the discourse and rhetoric of contemporary sustainability, environmental, and climate change movements. Each event will feature a broad overview of a selected sustainability topic delivered by Humboldt Native American Studies faculty, and then will move into an intimate panel discussion among experts from the field. Audience members are encouraged to engage with a parallel recommended reading for each talk and will be given time for questions at the end of each discussion.
  6. The Oedipus Project: Climate Crisis Virtual Event at Notre Dame, Oct. 27. Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and in partnership with Theater of War Productions, The Oedipus Project presents acclaimed actors reading scenes from Sophocles' Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerful, constructive, global conversations about climate change, ecological disaster, and environmental justice. This event will take place via Zoom next Wednesday, October 27, at 7:00PM Eastern. Free registration is available here. Sophocles' ancient play, first performed in 429 BC, just after a plague that killed nearly one-third of the Athenian population, is a story of arrogant leadership, ignored prophecy, intergenerational curses, willful blindness, and a pestilence and ecological collapse that ravages the archaic city of Thebes. Seen through this lens, Oedipus the King appears to have been a powerful tool for helping Athenians communalize trauma and loss, while interrogating their own complicit role in the suffering, not just of those around them but of generations to come.
  7. Future Teacher Scholars: Building Community Virtual Event, Oct. 28. 1-3pm. Registration Link. This event is for any juniors or seniors interested in going into the teaching profession. We will introduce the various stipend and professional development opportunities available to the group, connect you with other students interested in teaching, and showcase resources that will help support your future career. This event will also offer opportunities to participate in financial aid stipend programs funded by the DHSI: Education grant. Email for more information.
  8. CCAT Haunted Garden, Oct. 29. Campus Center for Appropriate Technology is having a Haunted Garden event on Friday, October 29, at 7pm! All students & the community are welcome. Please wear a mask.
  9. Humboldt Press Assistant Student Position. Hours per week: 10-20 hours. Wage/Salary: $14.25-15.25 per hour. Start Date: TBA. Are you interested in publishing? Humboldt Press publishes journals, textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, picture books, master’s theses and projects, research posters, and videos among other content. See here for more information about the position, including how to apply.
  10. University of Utah virtual open house, Nov. 4. The Programs of Public Affairs at the University of Utah are hosting an Open house where prospective students can learn more about our programs: 1) Master of Public Policy, 2) M.S. International Affairs & Global Enterprise, and 3) Master of Public Administration. The first two programs are part of the Western Regional Graduate Program, which allows residents of select western states (California is one) to pay tuition fees at in-state rather than out-of-state prices. 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.  
  11. Minority Serving Institutions Graduate Recruitment Fair, Nov. 6. University of Southern California will host its Inaugural Minority Serving Institutions Graduate Recruitment Fair online on Saturday, Nov. 6. During the fair, students will learn about admissions, engage with our USC communiity, and network with their peers from around the country. Representatives from 11 of USC's academic departments, including our USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, will present information to prospective students from around the country. Interested in applying for graduate studies at USC? Info and registration link here. When:  9-10 AM (PST)  General Session; 10-11:30 AM (PST) Presentations by Graduate Programs.