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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

  • Phi Alpha Theta, 2018

    April 20, 2018

    The induction ceremony for the Omega-Epsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta took place on April 13, 2018 in Bayard-Sharp Hall at the University of Delaware.... Read More

  • Natalie Zemon Davis

    April 10, 2018

    The  2018 Harrington Lecture will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm in 115 Purnell Hall.  Natalie Zemon Davis is scheduled to... Read More

  • www.wilmington1968.org

    April 9, 2018

    History M.A. candidate, Simone Austin, was the primary researcher for a recently launched website www.wilmington1968.org. The website gives access to community resources that teach about... Read More

  • Hagley Museum and Library Summer Internships

    March 22, 2018

    The Hagley Library’s Department of Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives (AVD) is seeking to hire a summer intern to assist archival processing of two audiovisual... 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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