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 Block Party

    September 10, 2018

    SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 - the History Block party starts at 12:30 with the first History Workshop of the Fall 2018 semester featuring Sharon Block, Professor... Read More

  • History News

    September 10, 2018

    Rudi Matthee, John and Dorothy Munroe Distinguished Professor of History, was invited to London in June by the BBC-Persian TV Service for a two-hour interview... Read More

  • History Alumna Promotion

    August 1, 2018

    University of Delaware alumna Diane Wenger was promoted to full professor of history at Wilkes University. Wenger earned a doctorate in history of American civilization... Read More

  • 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

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Special Programs

  • Hagley Program in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture

  • Museum Studies Program

  • Social Studies Education Program

  • The American Civilization Program

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