Barbelin Hall at SJU

The Department of History encourages its students to become critical thinkers, clear writers, and historically aware, empathetic global citizens. Combining the particular resources and challenges of Philadelphia with a diverse and dynamic curriculum and faculty, the department seeks to develop a sense of enthusiasm and responsibility in its students. We welcome you as you choose to follow your dream of uncovering the past and all it offers.

We would love to hear from you; please feel free to contact the Acting Department Chair, Dr. James Carter, at the address below, or any of the faculty in the department; you may also reach us through our Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Denise Thomas.  If you would like to arrange a visit, please let us know.

Department Events and Notices

The Annual Francis X Gerrity Lecture

“Monuments Men and the American Restitution of Looted Books” Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Presidents’ Lounge presented by Dr. Kathy Peiss, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History, University of Pennsylvania.

The Annual David H. Burton Lecture

“Beyond “East vs. West”: Networks, Exchange, and Cohesion in the Modern Mediterranean” Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Presidents’ Lounge presented by Dr. Leslie Rogne Schumacher, David H. Burton Fellow & Visiting Assistant Professor at Saint Joseph’s University More about the David H. Burton Lecture series.

Dulling or Sharpening the Horn: Global Security, Justice and the UN in the Horn of Africa

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in the Science Center room 300. Panel includes Prof. Brian Yates, Ethiopia, The Leauge of Nations, Justice and Security in the Early 20th Century, Prof. Jennifer Riggan, Arcadia University, Long Memories and Shifting Targes: The Role of UN Sanctions in the Mida War Over Representations of Eritrea, Prof. […]