The University of Rochester's Department of History is committed to teaching and scholarship and to intellectual rigor in the context of close attention to students' needs and interests. We offer internship, seminar, and honors thesis opportunities to our undergraduate students; a series of distinguished outside speakers; symposia and workshops to address graduate students' research, teaching, and career concerns; and a Department lounge near our offices in Rush Rhees Library where we gather as a community.
Explore this website to learn more about us and to view our wide range of courses, which cover the globe and span the centuries from the medieval period to the present. You will also find information about our programs leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in History, as well as about our faculty, students, and upcoming events.
Professor Matthew Lenoe has begun a blog titled "Russia and the World" which features commentary on Russian news and history. The current topic he is focusing on is the crisis in the Ukraine. We invite you to visit his blog here. Read more »
The Graduate History Society will be hosting their annual conference on Saturday, February 22, 2014. This year's keynote speaker is UR history alum, Jordan Kleiman. Kleiman will be speaking on the "historian as activist" using his work in the fracking debates encompassing New York and Pennsylvania as an example. Read more »
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