Louis Warren, the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of U.S. Western History at UC Davis, was named winner of a 2018 Bancroft Prize for his book, God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America.
Historian Gregory Downs has devoted much of his career to setting the record straight on Reconstruction. He says a new national park will go farther than any of his scholarly publications in reversing a public amnesia about " “the most misunderstood period in U.S. history.”
A UC Davis-run workshop that brings the history of the Transcontinental Railroad to life for schoolteachers is back on track for summer 2017, thanks to a fourth round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Four more faculty members of the Department of History have been named to the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship Program. With their appointments, UC Davis now has eight historians in the speakers bureau.