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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Meet Alumna Dr. Zeinabou Hadari

Dr. Hadari is truly Temple (History) Made. She earned two degrees with us (MA 1995 and PhD 2005) and currently serves as senior advisor to the Prime Minister of Niger on national and governmental policy in the areas of small business, tourism, gender and women’s issues. From that post, she works to increase women’s access…
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Meet Alumna Sarah Neergaard

I began my tenure at Temple University in August of 2006 as an undeclared student. I signed up for a world history class my first semester as it had long been a favorite subject of mine. Before the year was out, I had declared a double major in both History and Economics and had joined…
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