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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Thomas Faith

Meet Alumnus Thomas Faith

When I started as a freshman at Temple University, I had an interest in history but was planning to earn a degree in biology. I took History of the World Economy Since 1945 with Dr. Arthur Schmidt my first semester, loved the coursework, and decided to pursue history as a career in the year that…
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Meet Alumnus Jake Callahan: Development Producer, NBC Universal

For over a decade I’ve had the great pleasure of working in the television industry as a creative producer, developing original programming for the Military Channel, NFL Network, HBO, NBC Sports, CNBC and CNBC Europe.  Today I do the primary amount of my work for CNBC as a news producer, which appears in over 400-million…
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