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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Gifts from alumni and friends of the department directly affect our ability to attract and retain outstanding students and faculty members. Give now.

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

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Meet Jon Crider, a current PhD Candidate

Jon Crider, a current PhD Candidate, recently accepted a position at Knox College in Illinois as the Director of the McNair Scholars Program.  While at Temple, Jon worked as a TA and Instructor for the Department of History and tutored in the Writing Center.  Jon hopes to defend his dissertation “Printing Politics: The Emergence of Political Parties, 1821-1861”…
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