Department of History


Martha Sandweiss Elected President of the Society of American Historians

The Society of American Historians (SAH) promotes literary distinction in the writing of American history and biography.

New Faculty Books: March and April 2024

New books are out or forthcoming by Helmut Reimitz, Jack Tannous, and Nell Irvin Painter.

Sheldon Garon Awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant

He will direct a five-year collaborative project, “The Global War on Civilians, 1905-1945.”

Graduate Student Julian Chehirian Exhibits at Venice Biennale

His multimedia installation, ”Neighbours: Forms of Trauma (1945-1989),” takes visitors inside a chapter of Bulgarian history that has been largely absent from textbooks, museums and public debate — the forced labor and political violence in the Bulgarian gulag under Communist rule from post-WWII through the late 1980s before the fall of the Soviet Union.

Blaakman and Edwards Receive Honors at 2024 OAH Conference on American History

Blaakman won the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, and Edwards was selected as the Distinguished Historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.


Conference | "Resilience and Sustainability: Past Trajectories, Contemporary Directions, Policy Relevance"
Climate Change and History Research Initiative Colloquium 2024
Jun 3, 2024, 9:00 amJun 5, 2024, 5:00 pm
Conference | "Old Wars, New Stories: Ukraine in the Global World"
Sep 20, 2024, 1:00 pmSep 21, 2024, 3:00 pm
Tanner Lectures on Human Values | Randall L. Kennedy, Harvard Law School
"A Blueprint for Racial Justice"
Nov 14, 2024, 4:30 pm6:30 pm