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This is the social media hub for CSUF's department of History.  This page aggregates all of the social media content of the department's accounts.

We can be found at:

 CSUFHistory on Facebook

@csuf_history on Twitter

@csuf_history on Instagram


CSUF History Students Looking for Cash?

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Put this Spring with support from the $8,000 available in history department scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.  Please see

Application Deadline is Saturday, March 3rd.  Please contact Dr. Stephen O'Connor ( for any questions. 


The Brief but Delicious History of the Strawberry Shortcake #historyinaction #July4th

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Strawberry shortcake

Oh the Strawberry shortcake.  It is both an American Classic and a 4th of July favorite.  Berry farmers mark July 4th as one of their busier times of the year and it's a no wonder, who doesn't love a berry and cream topped crumb with fireworks?  Read the brief but delicious history by Valorie Delp here and then share your favorite July 4th recipes with us.  Image credit: Heather Homemade


Currently live streaming the Enlightened and Engaged: Education for Democracy conversation#

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Interesting discussion and Q&A on how we open the door for difficult yet necessary and engaging conversations on civics, structural inequality, systemic racism and poverty etc. in K-12 classrooms and on College campuses in America  This panel is part of the National Conversation on Rights and Justice: Building a More Perfect Union project by the National Archives Foundation.  Join the livestream here.

Other conversations continue later today check the schedule.


Happy 134th Birthday Daisy Turner #Followwomenwednesday

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Daisy Turner Bithrday

Daisy Turner is often referred to as a storyteller, though to me her ability to remember and recite in poetic verse, individual and family histories reminds me of a Griot in the West African Oral tradition, only without the accompanying music.   Watch Turner at 104 years-old recite a poem about the Civil War in the award winning Ken Burns documentary "The Civil War."



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Amending America LogoLooking for ways to satisfy your apetite for history, critical thinking, and archival exploration over the summer?  As part of its Amending America initiative, the National Archives and Records Administration presents the National Conversation on Rights and Justice: Building a More Perfect Union at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, on June 21 – 22, 2017.  Join the conversation in person if you are in the D.C. area or watch the livestream. Registration is now open for this free event. Sign up here.  


Study and Travel to South Africa for FREE!

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Attention CSUF Students - If you are a rising Sophmore or Junior and are interested in studying abroad next summer this is the fellowship for you.  ***CSUF is a Hispanic Serving Institution, therefore any student interested in applying for this fellowship will be eligible. 

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) have partnered in an effort to increase the opportunities for the most financially challenged students from the nation’s nearly 600 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Named in honor of Frederick Douglass—the African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and international statesman—the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship seeks to break down the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture to make study abroad accessible to students from MSIs.

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 cohort, who will travel to Cape Town, South Africa in summer 2018 for a credit-earning study abroad program on Intercultural Communication and Leadership. Scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for a cohort of 10 students from MSIs.  Learn more and access the application here.







HIS 190 students share stories of Immigration and Migration

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Tenement Museum Exhibit Web Page

Several HIS 190 students have participated in the Tenement Museum's "Your Story, Our Story" virtual exhibit.  This exhibit features objects that help tell personal stories of American immigration and migration.  Over the course of this semester HIS 190 students have critically explored American History through the lens of groups and individuals who have courageously migrated throughout or immigrated to the country.  They have also examined how race and ethnicity have shaped those journeys.   Now, several of them have eloquently shared personal stories from their own families and or communities in this remarkable ongoing collage of American experiences.  Use this link to read their stories and see the objects that bring them to life - also stay and check out other contributions from across the country.  Now this is  .


History Department speakers today!

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Today features an abundance of speakers from the history department!


At noon, as part of the Crossing Borders lecture series, Drs. Cora Granata, Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi, Jonathan Markley, and Lisa Tran will participate in a panel entitled "From Berlin to the West Bank to China: A Global History of Border Walls." For more information on this lecture, and to see the other lectures in the series, visit the Crossing Borders website


This evening, at UC Irvine, Dr. Jen Thompson will be participating in a Forum entitled "Expressing Gender." Registration for the talk is here and a livestream of


Come hear Dr. Fousekis speak today!

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Today at 11:30 in PLS-360, come see a panel of CSUF faculty, includling the History Department's own Dr. Fousekis!

March 14  / 11:30 - 12:50 / PLS-360

Gabriela Nuñez, Chicana/o Studies

"Investigating the Border: Chicana Feminism and Detective Fiction"

David Kelman, English, Comparative Literature, & Linguistics

“World Literature in the Age of Diaspora”

Natalie Fousekis, History

“Women in Leadership: Bi-Partisan, Pro-Choice, and in the O.C.”


For more information and to see the rest of the series (featuring many history department folks!) visit