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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Special Reception & Lecture In Honor Of Dr. Martin Levitt, CLA ’91

Master’s and doctoral alumni from the Department of History are invited to a special reception and lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Levitt, CLA ’91. Dr. Levitt is retiring from his post of librarian at the American Philosophical Society (APS) at the end of this year. APS is joining with Temple University—where he earned his…
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Meet Alumnus Jessica Gallant Louie

I earned my BA in History from Temple University in 2005, and my Masters in Secondary Education from Temple in 2006.  Currently I am a United States history teacher and Department Chair at Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia, PA.  While I chose the more traditional path of a history major, to become a teacher…
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