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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Recent News

Women, Gender, and Sexuality: Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship Position

The Department of History at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of women, gender, and sexuality, with a preference for a scholar whose research focuses on Europe. Time period is open. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the History department’s undergraduate curriculum through courses in the…
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Meet Amira Rose Davis: Temple Alumna Who Found Her Calling

In my junior year, I was selected to be a McNair Scholar and had the opportunity to work individually with Professors Young and Bryant Simon to conduct my own in-depth research project. Under their guidance, and with support from the McNair Program and the Russell Conwell Center, I developed a project on the historical representations…
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