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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Recent News

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Alumni Update

Rachael Young, who graduated as a history major in May 2013, was admitted recently to the MA program in Modern Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin, where she’ll begin her studies this fall.  Rachael is hoping to apply for PhD programs in the United States after completing her MA in Ireland.