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History Graduate Students Association HGSA




HGSA is a community of grad students meeting to get to know other grad students and faculty, talk history, put on social and informational events, share resources, and serve as a bridge between grad students and the history department.  All history grad students are members!

Faculty Liason:  Dr. Houri Berberian


Upcoming Events:

Please join our group on Facebook to be kept up-to-date on current events.



Grad Resources:
Grad Program
Graduate Advisor
History Department Scholarships

Study Abroad:
Study Abroad Office

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Western Association of Women Historians


Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning an MA or PhD (Robert Peters)
“So What Are You Going To Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside of Academia (Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius)
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis (Joan Bolker)
Great Jobs For History Majors (Stephen Lambert and Julie DeGalan)





Summer Reading Club, 2008
Summer Reading Club

Faculty-Grad Surf Day, Spring 2008
Faculty-Grad Surf Day Summer 2008

Pub Night, Fall 2007
Pub Night Fall 2007

Death of A Hard Drive, Fall 2008

Dr. Lazarowitz destroying a hard drive
Above: Dr Lazarowitz destroying a hard drive
Dr. Blutinger destroying a hard drive
Above/Below: Dr. Blutinger with said hard drive
Dr. Blutinger and the dead hard drive



    Upcoming Events

    • No events.

    Mon-Thur: 8-noon, 1-5
    Friday: 8-noon, 1-4

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 562-985-4431
    Office: FO2-106

    Mailing Address:
    1250 Bellflower Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

    Summer2015 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102,
    Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout summer

    Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,
    Tuesday, August 4, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, August 11, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, August 18, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, August 25, 9:00-11:00

    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,
    Tuesday, July 7, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, July 14, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, July 21, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, July 28, 9:00-11:00

    Dr. Houri Berberian, FO2-215,
    No on-campus hours Summer 2015, please contact via email

    Dr. Tim Keirn, FO2-117,
    Friday, June 19, noon-2:00
    Tuesday, July 14th, 3:00-5:00
    Monday, August 3, 4:00-6:00

    *Department undergraduate advisors will also be available at SOAR Workshops July 20-24, 2015

    The above hours are on a walk-in basis. Additional hours may be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, e-mail the advisor directly. Please give them the courtesy of at least 24 hours to respond to your e-mail request.