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The Department of History provides a window through which students can study a wide range of human activity across the globe. The study of the past helps students understand how people construct, try to live in, and change their social, political, and symbolic worlds.

Department News

We are happy to have Dr. Chris Bischof join us as assistant professor of history.

Congratulations to Kelsey Ensign, '15, who was recognized with the Student Symposium Paper Competition award.

Congratulations to Laura Murray and Jennimarie Swegan, winners of the 2015 David Evans Award for Scholarship and the Creative Arts.

We are excited to welcome Dr. David Courtwright as the next Freeman Professor. Learn more.

Faculty-Student Research

UR Summer Fellowships: Ryan McEvoy and David Brandenberger

UR Summer Fellowships: Ryan McEvoy and David Brandenberger

University of Richmond students discuss summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects, all while making a difference in the wider world.

UR Summer Fellowships: Kelsey Ensign and Dr. Eric Yellin

UR Summer Fellowships: Kelsey Ensign and Dr. Eric Yellin

University of Richmond students discuss summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects, all while making a difference in the wider world.

2014 Student Symposium

2014 Student Symposium

The School of Arts & Sciences hosts an annual Student Symposium every April, which showcases hundreds of student research projects from across the disciplines.

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
History Department
319 Ryland Hall
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8332
Fax: (804) 287-1992

Department Chair: Hugh West
Administrative Coordinator: Deborah Govoruhk