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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 NewsCongratulations to Rebecca Robinson, '16, who was recognized with the Student Symposium Paper Competition award.

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    Faculty Highlights

    • Yellin Named Distinguished Educator

      Dr. Eric Yellin was named a Distinguished Educator at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

    • Bischof Talk

      Dr. Chris Bischof recently presented a lecture on why Britain voted for Brexit as part of the Richmond World Affairs Council event series.

    • Seeley Fellowships

      Dr. Samantha Seeley has received two prestigious fellowships, from the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. Both awards will allow her to conduct further research on her book about forced migrations of free people across the Mid-Atlantic, Upper South, and Ohio Valley in the fifty years after the American Revolution.

    • Yellin's Work with Princeton

      Dr. Eric Yellin was one of nine scholars invited to submit a letter on Wilson’s legacy to Princeton’s Board of Trustees’ Wilson Legacy Review Committee, which was formed in response to student protests in the fall regarding the veneration of Wilson at Princeton and the broader racial culture there. He will be teaching a semester-long seminar on Wilson’s legacy at Princeton this fall.

    • Digital Scholarship Lab Recognition

      The work of Drs. Rob Nelson and Edward Ayers and their colleagues in the Digital Scholarship Lab was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, which named the DSL’s American Panorama project a tech innovator for 2016.

    • Routt Research

      Assistant professor David Routt's work translating a 16th century pardon from Queen Elizabeth I has shed new light on Agecroft Hall's original owners. Read more on Agecroft's website.

    • Seeley Award

      Congratulations to Samantha Seeley, assistant professor of history, for being named runner up for the 2015 SHEAR (Society of Historians of the Early American Republic) prize for the best dissertation in the field completed in the calendar years 2013 and 2014.

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    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