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About the Department

Welcome to the History Department where you can explore the past and shape your future. We offer outstanding programs for students, including the History and History Education majors and internationally-recognized graduate programs.  Whether you have a specific career goal, or whether you wish to gain skills in writing, research and analytical thinking that will provide a strong foundation for careers in many fields, you will find that studying in the Department of History will open unexpected doors. Explore our web pages to learn more about our programs.

In The News

  • April 28, 2017

    We affirm our commitment to the free exchange of ideas and to just, non-discriminatory, and equitable treatment of all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity,... Read More

  • Ames wins ALA prize

    April 28, 2017

    The Department congratulates Ph.D candidate Alexander Ames for winning the 2017 Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award from the American Library Association. Ames won for an essay... Read More

  • A Revolution in Color

    April 25, 2017

    This year's William Watson Harrington Lecture is scheduled on Thursday, May 4. Jane Kamensky, Professor of History at Harvard University and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the... Read More

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Special Programs

  • Hagley Program in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture

  • Museum Studies Program

  • Social Studies Education Program

  • The American Civilization Program

Exceptional Faculty

Department of History • 236 John Munroe Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2371 • Fax: 302-831-1538


Map background Ratzer, Bernard "Province of New Jersey" (map) courtesy Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark Delaware.