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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

  • A Revolution in Color

    March 17, 2017

    This year's William Watson Harrington Lecture is scheduled on Thursday, May 4. Jane Kamensky, Professor of History at Harvard University and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the... Read More

  • The Slave Dwelling Project in Delaware

    March 17, 2017

    On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Anthropology Club is hosting a panel and discussion entitled "Preserving Our Past: The Slave Dwelling Project in Delaware." The... Read More

  • Day to be Smithsonian Fellow

    March 10, 2017

    Ph.D. candidate Anastasia Day has received a Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. She will be spending four months in D.C.... 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.