Historical Journeys

From Our Chair


In keeping with our commitment to study history, the History Department set up the Historical Journeys a few years ago in order for departmental staff members to create and experience history-centered trips.  Each member of the department's fulltime staff (Lori Rogers, Sandra Hopwood, Melissa Borek, and Simone Bessant) is invited to propose a trip, personally and professionally meaningful to them by way of historical understanding.  The department underwrites a portion of the trip, and the staff member then reports on the trip by way of narrative and images.  We think this program is a terrific way to support our staff colleagues and to further our community engagement with history and historical perspectives.


William Deverell, Chair
Department of History, USC
Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

  • Department of History
  • 3502 Trousdale Parkway
  • Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90089-0034