Department of History

Department of History

The Department of History explores the past, seeking to understand how people have made the world, live in it, and seek change. We also examine what people do with memories and stories of the past, examining ideas of heritage, values and identities in our complex and diverse social, political, economic and cultural worlds.

Major & MinorCoursesSpring 2023 Course Descriptions

Spring 2023 Courses & Registration Guide

Changes to the History Major beginning Spring 2022

Learn more here

  • New History Faculty, Courses & Course Numbers
  • Additional History courses for FSHT credit
  • Revised History Major Requirements (starting Fall 2022)
Haskins Society Conference

International Conference of the Haskins Society Fall 2022 Conference

The University of Richmond was proud to be the home of the International Conference of the Haskins Society for 2022-24, a sojourn made possible by the generous support of multiple bodies across the university, along with assistance from Longwood University in Farmville, VA. The conference was held at the Jepson Alumni Center from October 28-30, 2022. The University of Richmond will host next year’s Haskins Conference.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Michelle Lynn Kahn
Kahn Awarded

Michelle Kahn, assistant professor of history, was awarded the American Historical Association's 2022 Chester Penn Higby Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Modern History in the preceding two years. Read more.

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Dr. Yucel Yanikdag
Yanikdag Awarded Fulbright

Yücel Yanikdag, professor of history and global studies, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship for his next book project on gendered war experiences of Ottoman soldiers. This is his third Fulbright-Hays Fellowship. Read more.

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Dr. David Brandenberger
Brandenberger Published

David Brandenberger, professor of history, recently published two articles: "Global in Form, Soviet in Content: The Changing Semantics of Internationalism in Official Soviet Discourse, 1917-1991," in The Russian Review  and "Stalin and the Silences of the Official History of his Role in the Prerevolutionary Bolshevik Underground," Revolutionary Russia.

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Dr. Tze M. Loo
Loo Awarded

Tze Loo, associate professor of history, was named a 2022 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Educator Award at the annual Colloquy celebration.

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
History Department
Humanities Building
106 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 287-6041
Fax: (804) 287-1992

Department Chair: Dr. Joanna Drell
Academic Administrative Coordinator: Sabrina Anderson