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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 Alumni Lecture and Colloquium

    April 28, 2016

    The Department of History is pleased to welcome P.J. Mathews as the guest speaker for two upcoming events - the History Alumni Lecture on May... Read More

  • GIS Workshop

    April 26, 2016

    Please join Helmut Walser Smith on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 12:30-3 p.m. in 203 Munroe Hall for a workshop on GIS for the humanities.... Read More

  • Earth Day – April 22

    April 20, 2016

    Want to know more about Earth Day? Well, our own environmental historian, Adam Rome, wrote the book on Earth Day. His The Genius of Earth... Read More

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Special Programs

  • Hagley Graduate Program in History

  • 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


Map background Ratzer, Bernard "Province of New Jersey" (map) courtesy Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark Delaware.