Adjunct professor Kristin Halvorson on her work with the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

Adjunct professor Kristin Halvorson is an Egyptologist who covers 3,000+ years of the ancient Egyptian world in her very popular 115 course “Egypt and...

Assistant professor Elisa Jones organizes virtual symposium

Elisa Jones, who joined the History Department this summer, has organized a fascinating and timely virtual symposium entitled, Speech as Protest: Being Heard and...

Department chair Jason Coy has a new book

Jason Coy, chair of the History Department, published a new book in May 2020 with the University of Virginia Press. Entitled The Devil’s Art:...

Rachel Donaldson leads her graduate students in creating a historic tour

Dr. Rachel Donaldson, a public historian and historic preservationist, recently led her HIST 590 students in creating a tour of sites relating to slavery...

Adjunct professor Hayden Smith publishes new book about South Carolina rice cultivation

When not tromping through abandoned rice fields, Hayden R. Smith – an adjunct professor in our department – recently published his research in Carolina’s...

The Filth Disease comes out this November

Associate professor Jacob Steere-Williams has a new book coming out this November called The Filth Disease: Typhoid Fever and the Practices of Epidemiology in...

Scholarship opportunity for History majors

We are happy to share this $4,000 award and D.C. internship opportunity with history majors: The W.N. Looper Award was established to provide financial...

Dr. Shannon Eaves to Moderate Discussion with Alumna of the Month

On Sept. 24th from 4:00-5:00 p.m., the Department of History’s Dr. Shannon Eaves will moderate a virtual discussion with Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch. Dr. Jones-Branch...

On Typhoid and Covid-19: Dr. Steere-Williams writes for the New York Academy of Medicine

Dr. Jacob Steere-Williams, who studies the history of disease and medicine, has written an essay for the New York Academy of Medicine ahead of...

Join History Club and Phi Alpha Theta

We’ve got some great opportunities for History majors and minors this semester. History Club: The first History Club meeting of the semester will be...