Spotlight on Faculty Research:

Maggie Garb, research on African American politics in the 19th & 20th centuries.

Spotlight on Graduate Research:

Muey Saeturn, graduate student in African History, in Chavakali Region, Western Kenya, 2011

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research:

Click here for the latest edition of the Gateway History Journal, a student-edited collection of the best undergraduate history writing at Washington University

Spotlight on Fall 2015 Courses

For a list of our Fall 2015 Courses, click on "Courses" above, then choose "2015-Fall" from the drop-down menu.

Welcome from the Chair

Through research, teaching, publishing, and public service, the History Department at Washington University situates itself at the core of the university. We are committed to a comprehensive and diverse curriculum for undergraduates, which not only imparts important knowledge about the past, but cultivates skills that are crucial for life and work in today's twenty-first century world: research, analysis and interpretation, argument, and clear writing.

In the News

March 25, 2015
Professors Anika Walke and Erin McGlothlin have been awarded a grant from the Holocaust Educational Foundation.

Upcoming Events

Dyan Elliott, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History - Northwestern University
Umrath Lounge @ 5:30 pm
An Independent Kurdistan?
DUC, room 248 @ 1:00 pm
Taylor Desloge and Luca Foti
Busch Hall, room 18 @ 4:00 pm
Sumathi Ramaswamy, Professor of History and International Comparative Studies - Duke University
Busch Hall, room 18 @ 2:00 pm