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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

  • History Department Bloggers

    December 2, 2016

    Faculty Ann Boylan Ann Boylan at OUPblog Dr. Ann Boylan writes about topics related to women's rights in American history for the Oxford University Press blog. Katherine Grier The Pet... Read More

  • UD Historian in the News

    December 1, 2016

    The December 19-26, 2016 issue of The Nation features two articles written by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Black American Studies... Read More

  • Hochschild Lecture

    November 30, 2016

    On Thursday, December 1, Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 will be giving a talk titled... Read More

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Special Programs

  • Hagley Program in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture

  • Master of Arts in Social Studies in World History

  • 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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