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The Department of History is committed to pursuing excellence in historical scholarship and teaching across many different time periods and research interests. Its outstanding faculty specializes in a wide array of historical issues and themes that transcend particular regions and periods. Courses connect undergraduate and graduate students with the excitement of historical discovery and provide a rigorous training in researching and analyzing the human past.

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Attention Undergraduates:

SAVE THE DATE ~ History's Open House

  • Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
  • When: 4:30pm
  • Where: 437 McGraw Hall
  • What: Interested in History....come for more information on the Major, Minor, CHS, Courses that will be offered, the faculty!


All pre-1800 and non-US courses are now included with the course descriptions in the Class Roster and Courses of Study.

Pre-1800 is now coded as HPE

Non-US is now coded as HNU

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Graduate History Colloquium Series - Fall 2019

The graduate history colloquium, is now offered as a 1 credit course (Hist 6006).  The Fall 2019 colloquium series will meet on Tuesdays, 12:15-1:30pm, in B02 White Hall.

Tuesday, September 24:  Benedetta Carnaghi, "Betraying Your Own: Jewish Spies and the Deportation of the Jews in WWII"

Tuesday, October 1Amanda Bosworth, "'Now or Never!': Americans Take Up Russian Sealing in the Pribilofs, 1867-1910"

Tuesday, October 8Juan Fernandez, "The 'Colonial' Photograph"

Tuesday, October 22:  Grant Writing Workshop with Historians Are Writers (HAW)

Tuesday, October 29Daniel Dawson, "Navigating Spanish-Catholic Authority: African Religiosity and Mobility in Early Modern Cartagena de Indias"

Tuesday, November 5Samantha Wesner, "Revolutionary Electricity in 1790: Shock, Consensus, and the Birth of a Political Metaphor"

Tuesday, November 19:  Aimée Plukker, "Holidays in Europe. Post-war American tourism and the making of ‘the West’ (1945-1960)"

***Wednesday, December 4:  Giovanni Miglianti, "'Clothing People in Words': Testimony and Exposure in Italian Holocaust Literature," will meet in the Romance Studies Lounge (room K164 on the first floor of Klarman Hall), at 12:15pm.