The Department of History is renowned for its scholarship in Southern history, history of technology, public history, and race, rights and inequalities. In serving our mission as a land grant institution, our faculty do award-winning work in public outreach and community engagement.
We are a community of scholars. The members of our department work hard to create a nurturing environment for creative and insightful historical research through ongoing seminars on fields ranging from early American history to European studies. It is because of this sense of community that our faculty and students produce high-quality work published in top journals and with top academic presses.
The History Department offers a B.A. degree; an undergraduate minor; graduate-level studies towards a master's and Ph.D., as well as graduate certification in Public History. We also serve the broader university community through engaging courses that are a part of the undergraduate core curriculum.
The study of history is important, because the past forms such an integral part of who we are today. Exploring the past can provide a path forward for understanding many of the challenges that arise in this diverse, complicated, and interconnected modern world that we live in. Our faculty loves the work that they do, opening students' minds to the past as a way to broaden their engagement with the world. We are helping students develop the skills that will serve them in their careers, and in a lifetime of learning.
— Dr. David Lucsko, Chair, Department of History
Last Updated: May 22, 2019