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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Semester of Plunder

Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, the Department of History will run courses and hold events around the theme of ‘Plunder.’ It will kick off with a lecture by National Book Award Winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates.
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Olivia D'Aiutolo

Meet Olivia D’Aiutolo: Temple Alumna Dangerous with Flintlock

When I chose to major in history at the start of my undergraduate career, I was certain I would be going to law school and becoming a lawyer. When I changed my mind about that in my sophomore year, I knew I would stick with history because I loved it. I graduated from Temple in…
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