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 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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Steven Elliot presents his research to the Seminar on the American Revolution

Steven Elliott attended the Annual Seminar on the American Revolution at Fort Ticonderoga, from September 19th to the 21st.  Steven presented a talk entitled “Civil-Military Relations in the War of Independence: The Case of the 1780 Morristown Encampment” to the roughly 150 seminar attendees.  Based on Steven’s M.A. thesis and reflecting his ongoing research interest…
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