By exploring the complexities of peoples and societies in the past, history majors make the present more comprehensible.
Tina Irvine '09
Tina Irvine, visiting scholar at Indiana University's Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES), was awarded a national ACLS fellowship for her book project, Americanizing Appalachia.Read More
Meet Our Faculty
Get to know our history department. The Faculty & Staff page has contact information and links to individual profiles for all our members.Read More
James Riley Weaver Civil War Diary
To purchase a copy of James Riley Weaver's Civil War diary, click here.Read More
Lost Lincoln Finds New Home In History Department
The recently restored maquette of the famed seated Lincoln sculpture in Washington, DC sits on a specially built plinth in the department's common area for all to enjoy and admire.
Mastering Paradox: John Jay As A Slaveholding AbolitionistRead More
David Cameron visits as guest of DePauw's Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series
DePauw History Professor Robert Dewey, an Oxford University trained expert on British politics, conducts a student forum with former British Prime Minister David Cameron in advance of Mr. Cameron's Ubben Lecture.Read More
Professor Nahyan Fancy has been awarded a project development grant from the American Council of Learned Societies.Read More
DePauw prof is the first scholar to study ancient and ignored Islamic medical commentaries. Photo Credit: Brittney WayRead More
Cecilia Slane '20
Cecilia Slane will be presenting her honor scholar thesis at DePauw's STMS Conference and the Macksey Undergraduate Research Symposium in Baltimore this spring. Her presentation is "For the Sake of the Environment?: Policing and Control in Glacier Bay National Park"Read More
The value of History for students who plan public service careers.Read More
Professor Sarah Rowley recently was featured on the podcast "She's History," on which she discussed her research on gender and political culture, focusing on congresswomen's husbands in the 1970s.Read More
Voting Rights Debate a Racial ReckoningRead More
Sarah Rowley, assistant professor of history, co-wrote an opinion piece, “The Duggars might lose their show, but the toxic culture they promote persists,” which was published in The Washington Post Dec. 23.Read More
Professor Aldrin Magaya has been awarded a research grant from the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA). "Change within Continuity: Sacred and Holy Spaces and ways of Socialization in Bocha, Zimbabwe."Read More
David N. Gellman, professor of history, is the author of “Liberty’s Chain: Slavery, Abolition, and the Jay Family of New York,” which explains how the Jay family, abolitionists and slaveholders alike, embodied the contradictions of the revolutionary age.Read More
Professor Magaya has won the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa: 2020 Best Paper Prize, Africa CategoryRead More
James Rueff '20
James Rueff senior seminar essay honored with John J. Baughman Archives Research AwardRead More
Glen Kuecker, Professor of History at DePauw University, has been awarded a GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative grant with Alejandro Puga, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, for their project, “Mapping the Megalopolis: Making an Atlas of Mexico City.”Read More
A Civil War Treasure
Wes Wilson, coordinator of archives and special collections, Midori Kawaue, history major, and John Schlotterbeck, Professor of History collaborated to transcribe the diary of James Riley Weaver kept during the Civil War.
History Professor Sarah Rowley opines in Washington Post about political husbands.Read More
History coursework encourages students to think critically, argue logically and examine the values of their society and those of other societies. History students develop research, analytical, writing, oral communication and problem-solving skills that prepare them for a range of occupations, for graduate and professional schools and for the responsibilities of informed citizen- ship. History majors pursue careers in law, education, governmental affairs, journalism, social service, business, finance and museums.
United States in the Sixties, Modern Middle East, France from Charlemagne to Napoleon, Ethnicity and Conflict in South Africa, History of Mexico, Women and Family in Modern China, History of Science, History Beyond the Classroom