News for History students -- 12-7-2021

  1. Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship. The application for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship is now live. This is a 10-week, paid internship in Summer 2022 with placements in areas such as curatorial, conservation, education, publications, and public programs – all on site at the Getty Center and Villa in Los Angeles. Getty is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. Visit our website for more information and a link to the application portal. Applications due February 1.
  2. Major Based Peer Mentor positions. Become an Humboldt Major Based Peer Mentor in RAMP! Mentors help connect students with their academic department and support the development of an academic identity and sense of belonging within a particular major. They achieve this by working closely with the chair or other representative of their department in collaboration with staff from MBPM-RAMP. The pre-application for Major Based Peer Mentors is now open. RAMP is looking for students for academic year 2022-23 to join our team. Learn more on our website. Click here to pre-apply. (The pre-application is not required, but it provides information to RAMP. The formal application will open in January.)
  3. Q-Grad, Dec. 9. A fall commencement celebration for LGBTQIA2S+ graduating seniors and their allies. Join us in the Student Activities Center (SAC) KBR Lounge for a commencement ceremony from 2-3:30pm, or come and go as you please. There will be an open mic for anyone who wishes to share. Invite your favorite professors and staff to celebrate with you! Bring Humboldt ID and verification of covid vaccination. Featuring music, free food, dancing and a selfie booth. Contact for further information. 
  4. e-Books available for HIST 377 Vietnam Wars. Fascinated by HIST 377: Vietnam Wars (and who wouldn't be?) but worried about your book budget? No problem. The library has come to your rescue with e-books. Most of these books will be multi-use. Kill Anything that Moves will have a hard copy in the Library on reserve. The Library already has an e-book of Armed with Abundance (catalog e-book permalink here). The class is fascinating, full of discussion and now even lower cost! Who could resist? Sign up now! 
  5. PHIL 349 Latin American Philosophy. #23336, MW 1- 2:20 pm (F2F).This course will focus on the rich traditions of Latin American Philosophy spanning from the pre-colonial to the contemporary era including early considerations of the harm of colonialism, the Independence era and the creation of new national entities, and the contrasting role of North American colonialism and racism in the formation of mestizo identity. Influential thinkers such as Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, Símon Bolívar, José Marti, José Vasconcelos, Jorge Gracía, Linda Martín Alcoff, and Carlos Alberto Sánchez will be featured. 
  6. HIST 387 International Education Week course. Earn 1 unit of Humboldt credit by attending a week of events. Learn about international issues, jobs, and opportunities. Highlights include a keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations; panel discussions on current events and global topics; workshops on studying, working, and living abroad; and recipes, dance, and more from around the world. The keynote speaker will be Mary Akpovi, a native of Nigeria who has founded her own accounting firm here in California while also helping to found programs in three different countries that support vocational education for women in Africa. Mandatory information meeting options: Jan. 24, 5pm, FH 118 (hyflex) or Jan. 25, 1pm, FH 118 (hyflex). IEW website link.
  7. Computational Social Science (CSS) M.S. Information Session, Jan. 5. UC San Diego's new one-year M.S. in Computational Social Science (CSS) combines coursework in formal models from across social science disciplines with modern computational data analysis techniques. We are looking for students with a social science background who are looking to gain technical skills. With a hands-on curriculum involving a summer boot camp, core foundational training, and varied in-depth electives, this program provides substantive and varied practice applying skill sets to real-world problems, preparing graduates or impactful careers in public policy, education, non-profits, or for further academic study in a Ph.D. program. Join us for a Computational Social Science M.S. Information Session via zoom on Wednesday, January 5, from 5:30-6:30pm. Registration is required; RSVP here. For more information about the program, visit our website. Questions? Email Guadalupe Feria at
  8. Redwood Roots Digital Magazine release. The Center for Community Based Learning and Humboldt Press are pleased to announce the release of REDWOOD ROOTS Digital Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1. Redwood Roots Digital Magazine's purpose is to provide a platform that highlights and shares stories of Humboldt’s community engagement in Humboldt County and beyond. We publish stories that promote deep and enriching connections through learning, to enhance inclusivity within the community through social and environmental justice. Visit here for all issues of Redwood Roots Digital Magazine.
  9. 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.”)
  10. Free History writing tutor available. Everyone can benefit from a Writing Tutor. Whether you’re struggling with a thesis statement, grammar and structure, editing, or just need some encouragement with writing assignments in your History classes, this FREE service is for you! The Humboldt History Department’s Certified Writing Ace (CWA—not a real thing, but it sounds impressive), Spencer Campbell, is available virtually and in person to assist you.  Please contact Spencer to set something up at: