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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

  • July 11, 2017

    Hagley historian and UD History Alumnus Lucas R. Clawson will host a discussion on Delaware, the Civil War and how he uses primary source documents... Read More

  • May 26, 2017

    The Department of History held the 2017 History Convocation Ceremony Friday, May 26, 2017. Professor Lawrence Duggan led the processional of History faculty and students... Read More

  • Hands-On Learning

    May 16, 2017

    Craftsmanship in Early America, taught by department professor J. Ritchie Garrison, features quite a bit of hands-on learning. The course is part of the Winterthur... 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.