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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

  • Alexander Ames Prize Winner

    May 26, 2018

    Alexander Ames won the Wilbur Owen Sypherd Prize in Humanities for his dissertation, The Letter and the Spirit: Calligraphy, Manuscripts, and Popular Piety in German... Read More

  • History Convocation

    May 24, 2018

    The Department of History Convocation ceremony takes place Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm in Mitchell Hall Theatre. Please join us at the reception... Read More

  • Tiffany Gill – Cochran Scholar

    May 7, 2018

    Please join us on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the Roselle Center for the Arts - Gore Recital Hall for the... Read More

  • Phi Alpha Theta, 2018

    April 20, 2018

    The induction ceremony for the Omega-Epsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta took place on April 13, 2018 in Bayard-Sharp Hall at the University of Delaware.... 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.