The graduate program in History values an approach to scholarship grounded in the particular while retaining a sense of the whole. The faculty encourage students to take as comprehensive a view of history as possible with the goal of cultivating a far-reaching understanding of the past. Throughout their enrollment, students develop the necessary skills to conduct discipline-defining research.

Vibrant intellectual communities within the department and across campus encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with faculty, other students, and visiting scholars. Faculty advisers supervise the progress of each student and closely oversee the research and writing of the dissertation. Deep departmental commitment to professional development aids students in becoming expert historians and effective teachers.

Explore the various fields of inquiry pursued by currently enrolled students by reading their profiles.


Final Public Oral Exam: José Edwin Argueta Funes
Hawaiian Common Law: Adoption, Legal Change, and Cultural Difference, 1840-1940
Dec 11, 2023, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Jobs & Java
Dec 15, 2023, 2:30 pm4:30 pm
"A New History of Microbes and Disease in Environments, 1970-2000"
An Author's Workshop
Jan 11, 2024, 9:00 amJan 12, 2024, 5:00 pm


Kristy Novak
108 Dickinson Hall
Beth Lew-Williams
222 Dickinson Hall
Director of Graduate Studies, History