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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

  • Horowitz Awarded Rosenberg Prize

    December 5, 2017

    Roger Horowitz, director of Hagley Museum and Library’s Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society and an adjunct History faculty member at the... Read More

  • MuseWeekly

    November 30, 2017

    MuseWeekly is an e-newsletter published each week by the University of Delaware Museum Studies Program. It is an important career tool for students and others... Read More

  • Matson Publishes Three Articles

    November 18, 2017

    Cathy Matson, Richards Professor of American History, has published three articles recently.  One, "Putting the 'Lydia' to Sea: The Material Economy of Shipping in Colonial... Read More

  • History Professors in the News

    November 11, 2017

    Eve E. Buckley discusses the obstacles she faced while conducting research in Brazil for her recent book, Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development... 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.