Upcoming Events


Hooding Ceremony Invitation

Hooding Ceremony Class of 2019

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819

University Union, Pacific Suite

Ceremony Begins at 5:30 p.m.

RSVP to LoriAnn rodrigl@csus.edu by 5/3/19

Reception to Follow


Dr. Michael Vann's Book Talk and Signing

Michael G. Vann’s The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empire, Disease,

and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam tells the darkly humorous story of the
French colonial state's failed efforts to impose its vision of modernity upon the
colonial city of Hanoi, Vietnam. Part of the Oxford University Press’ Graphic Histories
series, this book offers a case study in the history of imperialism, highlighting the
racialized economic inequalities of empire, colonization as a form of
modernization, and industrial capitalism's creation of a radical power differential between

West and the rest."

Program Flyer

City of Refuge:  Refugees in Sacramento, 1975-Present

 Speakers and Panel Discussions in conjunction with the exhibit in the University Library Gallery Annex, April 9 – April 26th, 2019

Wednesday, April 17th, 4:30-6:00 pm

Guest Speaker:  Journalist Steve Magagnini “Searching for America”

 As a reporter for the Sacramento Bee, journalist Steve Magagnini provided exceptional and award-winning coverage of Sacramento’s refugee communities and the resettlement process.  He is well regarded in the various refugee communities and served on the advisory board for the “City of Refuge” exhibit.  In his talk, he will reflect on his years covering refugee issues.

Moderater:  Dr. Patrick Ettinger, Department of History

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Society of Professional Journalists at Sacramento State

Thursday, April 18th, 4:30-6:00 pm

Panel Discussion:  Understanding Refugee Experiences

A panel of refugees, including Hmong and Mien individuals who fled Southeast Asia after the Vietnam War as well as more recent refugees from Bosnia and Iraq, will discuss their experiences as refugees resettling in Sacramento.

Moderator: Dr. Bao Lo, Department of Ethnic Studies

Tuesday, April 23rd, 4:30-6:00

Panel Discussion:  Allies and Interpreters:  Refugees and American Armed Forces

This panel addresses the experiences of refugees who assisted American military efforts in their homelands. Refugees from American wars in Laos and Afghanistan, as well as U.S. Army veterans with experience working with interpreters in Iraq and Afghanistan, will discuss the importance of the Special Immigrant Visa program.

Moderator:  Dr. Patrick Ettinger, Department of History

Note:  All presentations and panels will be held in the University Library Gallery, adjacent to the “City of Refuge” exhibit.


Anita Hill Film Flyer

Then and Now: Speaking Truth to Power in Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5:00pm
Terrace Suite at the WELL
Free Pizza!

Watch “Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power” and discuss Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hearing. Compare and contrast the hearings and public response then and now, and consider future implications.

Discussion lead by Professors Paula Austin (History) and Danielle Martin (Political Science).
Sponsored by the Departments of History, Political Science, Women’s Studies, and the WELL.

 2018 Fall Picnic Flyer

History Department Annual Fall Picnic

When: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Grove (sits on the river side of the levee, west of the bookstore)

All History majors, graduate students, staff, and faculty are welcomed to attend. Spend some time with your fellow academics and get to know the History faculty outside of an academic setting. Food and drinks will be provided. We are asking for donations of chips, side dishes, and desserts to share.

For more information, contact the History Department.

Pupulism Panel Flyer


Problems of Political Populism in Europe & the U.S.

A free discussion series devoted to historical investigation of contemporary topics

Thursday, October 4, noon - 1:30 pm
The Global Lounge, Library Breezeway

Dr. Aaron Cohen, Sacramento State, History