Everything has a History

Sean Mitchell Victoria Munguia Nic Gunvaldson James Garrison Sydney Hinton Adam Hioki
Sean Mitchell, 2nd place in the Barnum History Contest, celebrating original historical research of Humboldt County Victoria Munguia, recipient of the 2013 Johnston-Aronoff Award, recognizing an outstanding student pursuing a career in teaching history at the K-12 level. Nic Gunvaldson, 3rd place in the Barnum History Contest, celebrating original historical research of Humboldt County. James Garrison, 1st place in the Barnum History Contest, celebrating original historical research of Humboldt County, and co-recipient of the William R. Tanner History Scholarship. Sydney Hinton, co-recipient of the 2013 William R. Tanner History Scholarship. Adam Hioki, winner of the 2013 Hennessey Award, given to a graduating history major who has demonstrated academic excellence.

If you think history is simply a record of names and dates, think again. Historians examine the complex ideas behind events of the past to help us understand the present and chart a more successful future. In a dynamic and ever-changing world, they are our modern-day guides.

At Humboldt State, we prepare our students with all the tools of the historian: critical thinking, high-tech research, project development, and excellent writing and presentation skills. Many of our students want to attend graduate school. Others know they want to teach or write.

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News & Announcements

History Club Movie Night: “12 Years a Slave” 

History Club Movie Night: “Hope and Glory” 

History Club Movie Night: “Inherit the Wind” 

Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship 

16th International Latino Film Festival