Department of History

About the Department

The Department of History includes over 30 faculty members, 400 History majors, and more than 100 M.A. and Ph.D. students. We train executives, lawyers, politicians, educators, preservationists, and tomorrow’s historians. Rich regional resources and acclaimed research centers ensure Temple a prominent voice in global conversations about the past.

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Dissent in America Teach-Ins

Evolving from Prof. Ralph Young’s Dissent in America course, students gather to discuss the historical background to the current political situation in the world. Learn more.

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Associate Professor Nguyễn Thị Điểu & Digital Preservation Workshop in Huế

Temple Associate Professor Nguyễn Thị Điểu spent two weeks this summer participating in a project sponsored by Temple University Libraries, Temple Center of Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society, and the Thừa Thiên Huế Library. It took place in the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Huế, and involved digitizing royal documents, genealogies, medical treatises, land ownship…
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Jessica Roney

Welcome Jessica Roney

Jessica Choppin Roney received her BA at Swarthmore College, her MA at the College of William and Mary, and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University.  Her book, Governed by a Spirit of Opposition:The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia, forthcoming in the fall of 2014, demonstrates the vitality of voluntary associations in colonial Philadelphia…
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