The History Department works with students to help them learn how to think critically, write clearly, and become historically aware, engaged citizens. The History Department understands that we live in a particular place – Philadelphia - that is part of a dynamic and rapidly changing world. As a History student, you will work with a globally engaged, award-winning faculty. Our diverse curriculum seeks to develop a sense of enthusiasm and responsibility in our students.  History is a common minor or second major, especially with programs in Education, International Relations, and Political Science, but also with programs in the Haub School of Business.

If you have any questions about the History Department, how to major or minor in the department, or what sorts of career paths History majors and minors follow, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. James Carter, or any of the faculty in the department. You can also reach us through our Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Denise Thomas.

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.