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The Department of History includes twenty faculty whose expertise include: Public History; the Global Sixties; Eastern European History; the History of Espionage; the History of the Modern Museum; Urban History; Maritime History; French History; the History of Empires; African-American History; Japanese History; Twentieth Century European History; Middle Eastern and Ottoman History; African History; Environmental History; Atlantic History; German History; the History of Gender; Modern Chinese History; the History of Film; the Digital Humanities; World History; the History of Britain; and Latin American History. Several of our faculty sit on the editorial boards of major journals in their fields, and on the executive councils of national conferences.

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Graduate students train in a range of research methods and methodologies, participate actively in the Global History Seminar Series, and practical experience in teaching.

Our graduate students have won multiple recognitions and are active in research.

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Our dedicated staff helps coordinate the department’s duties and assures students are getting the most out of their education.