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 Alumnus Jared Wheeler

Jared Wheeler graduated with a degree in History from Temple University in May of 2004.  He is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research and the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society. He has written and contributed to several publications regarding the history of baseball, most notably, Base Ball Founders: The Clubs, Players and Cities…
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Meet Jon Kohl, Class of 2013, History and Film/Media Arts double major

What better place to study American history than Philadelphia? During my time in Temple’s History program, I learned that this town is the place to immerse oneself – that Philadelphia itself is a microcosm of our nation and its past, present, and future. It is all there – and sprawling across a landscape of three…
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