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Louis S. Warren Wins Bancroft Prize


Louis Warren, the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of U.S. Western History at UC Davis, was named winner of a 2018 Bancroft Prize for his book God’s Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America. Warren is the second UC Davis author in two years to receive the prestigious American history prize. Last year, his colleague Andrés Reséndez won for The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.


New Library TOME Fund Supports Open Access Monographs


Faculty who want their work to reach larger scholarly and public audiences will be able to create open access books through a newly-established fund at Shields Library. UC Davis joins 11 other universities in piloting the TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem) partnership, and has made a 5-year commitment to supporting the publication of open-access monographs. For more information and application materials, click here.

New Mellon Research Initiative Explores Racial Capitalism


A new Mellon Research Initiative, Racial Capitalism, brings together UC Davis College of Letters and Sciences faculty and graduate students to examine the historical relationship between race and capitalism. For more information on this initative, and associated future events, click here.


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