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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

  • 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

  • Dunbar gives UDLA faculty lecture

    May 16, 2017

    Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar gave this year's UD Library Associates Faculty Lecture. The talk focused on Dunbar's new book, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of... Read More

  • Hisano featured in the Atlantic

    May 16, 2017

    Ai Hisano, who earned her Ph.D at the University of Delaware was recently featured in an article in the Atlantic. The article is about the... 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.