Department of History

Department of History


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2013 Fall Newsletter available on line

Emeriti and Alumni reconnect

As a department of historians, we have long been aware of the contributions of those whose efforts helped create the Department of History. The central role of the Department of History faculty in the formation of Western Michigan University has been recognized by the fact that no fewer than five campus buildings are named in honor of history faculty. cordier alumniBut we have not always been as good as we might have been at celebrating, as a department, the contributions of our more recent faculty and of our graduates--we are a humble lot. Still, we have much to be proud of and among those things--both emeriti and alumni. (Read more)

From the Department Chair

With numerous all-University awards in teaching, research, and service, faculty and graduate student recipients  of national and international awards for scholarship, the Department of History boasts award winning faculty and students at every level.

Nationally recognized for our innovations in undergraduate and graduate education, and with increasing ability to support and recognize graduate and undergraduate research and accomplishments, we are an excellent place to either start or complete your education. I hope that you take some time to explore this site and see for yourself how studying history with us can be the right choice for you.


José António Brandão

José António Brandão
Professor and Chair
(269) 387-4649


Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
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