Department of History faculty members teach and research in diverse geographical, chronological, and thematic subject areas covering four continents, while supporting specialized and interdisciplinary graduate programs and areas of emphasis that address the interests of individual students.
The department has broad strengths in North America, Europe, and the pre-1800 world, with an international reputation in medieval history. We offer distinct certificate and degree programs in Monastic Studies, Ethnohistory, and Public History. Graduate students’ programs of study can draw upon History faculty members’ thematic specializations and methodological approaches in American Studies, environment, gender, memory, popular culture, transnationalism, visual and material culture, and urban history, among others. Please consult the profiles of History faculty and graduate students for a comprehensive overview of their research interests and specializations.