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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

  • Excellence in Service

    May 31, 2018

    Rebecca Davis, associate professor of history, received the Excellence in Service Award for transforming the Department of History’s graduate program by working with other departments... Read More

  • 2018 History Honors and Awards

    May 30, 2018

    The Department of History held its annual honors awards banquet on May 10, 2018. Professor and Chair Arwen Mohun welcomed and introduced our award winners,... Read More

  • Nicole Belolan – Public Historian

    May 30, 2018

    The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) recently announced the appointment of University... Read More

  • Alexander Ames Prize Winner

    May 26, 2018

    Alexander Ames won the Wilbur Owen Sypherd Prize in Humanities for his dissertation, The Letter and the Spirit: Calligraphy, Manuscripts, and Popular Piety in German... 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


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