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John Munroe Hall

​Built in the early 20th-century for faculty housing, three historic homes were renovated and unified by a two-story building in the rear to form John Munroe Hall. Home to the Departments of Anthropology and History, the building was named in honor of the late John Munroe, H. Rodney Sharp Professor Emeritus of History and was dedicated on November 2, 1997.

Explore the past and shape your future in the University of Delaware History Department.

Our undergraduate students can choose to be generalists or concentrate in a specific area such as Global History, European History or American History. We offer a highly acclaimed History Education program that trains future middle and high school teachers.  No matter what their interests are, our students become involved in the excitement of doing historical research and communicating their discoveries in a variety of media.

The History Graduate Program offers both Master of Arts and Doctoral degrees. Along with nationally recognized strengths in American and European history, the department hosts three special-interest graduate programs, the Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology, and Culture, the American Civilization Program, which focuses on material culture studies and the University’s African American Public Humanities Initiative, a Ph.D. program integrating the disciplines of History, English, Art History, and Africana Studies. Many of our graduate students pursue interests in public history and complete the Museum Studies Program.

We’re proud of our faculty, who combine outstanding classroom instruction with cutting-edge research and service to the university and the community.   Their research and teaching spans the globe in time and space, from ancient Greece to the People’s Republic of China.

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 Department of History will open unexpected doors. We look forward to getting to know you!

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  • Department of History
  • 46 W. Delaware Avenue
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2371
  • history@udel.edu