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PAST IS PRESENT: History in the News

If you think History is "old news" you might want to think again. Check out these recent feature stories that relate to subjects our students are currently studying.

Muir Woods’ scarred trees reveal history of wildfires

Muir Woods tree photo

Course: HIST 4388-002: "Environmental Sustainability" (Special Topics)
Spring 2019

People wandering through Muir Woods cannot help but notice an ominous sight: dozens of trees bearing the blackened scars of old fires. The flames burned into the heart of the trees, and some of the scars are deep enough and tall enough so that two or three people can stand inside the living tree. The scars, some of them hundreds of years old, show that wildfire is not new to this part of the world. These scarred trees are part of our past — and our future. Fire is as much a part of California as the summer sun and the winter rain.

A Video Game Shows the True Colors of Ancient Greece

Image of Assassin's Creed Origins

Course: HIST 3374: "Ancient Greece"
Fall 2018

Blame the Italian Renaissance. The rediscovery of Greco-Roman sculpture in the 15th century spawned a long-held misperception that the artists of Antiquity intentionally left their work unpainted. And although art historians have attempted to correct this misunderstanding, popular culture has refused to acknowledge it in most interpretations of ancient life. Until now, that is.

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HISTORY EVENTS
November 28, 2018
Department Forum
December 05, 2018
Department Forum
December 04, 2018
LAST DAY OF CLASSES
December 07, 2018
Department Meeting

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