Department of History

Department of History


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Speaker Series Dates announced!

See our upcoming events for details.

Save the date: 2016 History Day: March 5, 2016.

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







Upcoming Events

Oct 5, 2015
Breisach Colloquium

Oct 22, 2015 Alumni/Emeriti Reception - Invitation
and Burnham-Macmillan Speaker
Gaines Foster, LSU

November 6 & 13
Workshop for Teachers on Black Labor 1870-1940

Nov 16, 2015 Burnham - Macmillan Speaker - James Young, U Mass

Dec 7, 2015
H. Nicholas Hamner Lecture
Julie Buckler, Harvard

April 7, 2016
Burnham - Macmillan Speaker - Martha Norkunas, MTSU

Full Calendar of History Events

History News

Prof Martin Hille Visiting Scholar

Berto Wins Emerging Scholar Award

Department of History Today

Department Style Sheet

Department News Archives

2014 Fall Newsletter



Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
(269) 387-4650 | (269) 387-4651 Fax