UCSB History Associates

The UCSB History Associates was created with the dual purpose of bringing members of the community interested in history together with UC Santa Barbara faculty through an annual program of lunches and lectures, while raising money to support graduate training in UCSB’s Department of History.


Access to a premiere speaker series from History department faculty and graduate students

Group organized field trips to museums with personal guides

Receive the Department of History’s Historía newsletter, published six times a year

Support UCSB students studying history

Support UCSB History Students

As members of the UCSB History Associates we strive to keep learning and encourage UC Santa Barbara students to utilize their own skills and talents to keep history a part of current conversation. We are proud supporters and advocates for a number of scholarships and research fellowships.

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History Associates Leadership

The History Associates board works together to provide ways to connect the Department of History and community. It’s made up of department faculty, faculty emeriti, and history lovers within our community.

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"My dissertation requires visits to many different archives, in at least four countries. Fellowships from the History Associates have been vital for conducting research. Without them, I would not be as far along in my archival work as I am!"

—Elizabeth Schmidt

Elizabeth Schmidt

"Without the History Associates support, I would not have been able to have funding to pay my rent and continue research. I am so grateful for their support, and I know that many graduate students would not be able to “make it” financially and continue any semblance of research without that support."

—Nicky Rehnberg

Nicky Rehnberg.

Key Contacts

Helen Murdoch.

Helen Murdoch (MA '92)
President, UCSB History Associates
Email: hcmurdoch@gmail.com

Liz Holohan.

Liz Holohan
Development Coordinator
University Support Groups
Phone: 805-893-2508
Email: liz.holohan@ucsb.edu