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Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History

The Department of History at Northeastern emphasizes the study of national and regional histories as well as of the global exchanges between nations, regions, and cultures.

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The Department of History

Experience in conducting original research is a hallmark of the undergraduate program. Faculty research and teaching focus on Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, Russia and the Soviet Union, the Atlantic World, the Middle East, and on the histories of race; imperialism and colonialism; violence and war; political and social movements; cultural history; women and gender; and public history. With guidance from their faculty mentors, history majors have won numerous research scholarships. In addition to university-sponsored semester abroad programs, history students regularly participate in month-long summer Dialogues of Civilization courses taught by history faculty in world cities, such as Prague, Istanbul, Accra, Beirut, Budapest, or Beijing.