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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.

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.

2016 Student Symposium, School of Arts and Sciences

2016 Student Symposium, School of Arts and Sciences

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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Faculty Highlights

  • Yellin Grant History professor Eric Yellin received a grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center to research the political, cultural, and social meanings of Social Security after World War II.
  • Ayers receives 2018 Avery O. Craven Award

    Edward Ayers, Tucker Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus, was awarded the 2018 Avery O. Craven Award for his book The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America.

  • Bischof Article Award

    History professor Chris Bischof's article, "Chinese Laborers, Free Blacks, and Social Engineering in the Post-Emancipation British West Indies," published in Past & Present was warded the 2017 Walter D. Love Prize for the best article in British history by the North American Conference on British Studies.

  • Ayers Receives Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

    Tucker Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus Ed Ayers will receive the 2018 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for his book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America.

  • Meyer Fulbright

    Dr. Manuella Meyer received a Fulbright award for travel to Brazil to research her book project “Making Brazilian Children: Child Welfare and the Psychiatry of Childhood, 1922-1954.”

  • Ayers on Podcasts@Boatwright

    University professor Ed Ayers discussed his latest book The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America on Podcasts@Boatwright

  • Yellin Featured in City Paper

    Dr. Eric Yellin spoke to the Washington City Paper for a story on the D.C. neighborhood of Fort Reno

  • Loo Fellowship

    Dr. Tze Loo, Associate Professor of History and International Studies, has been awarded a year-long fellowship from the Japan Foundation to work on her book project, “Religion and Rule in Prewar Okinawa.”

  • Bischof Fellowship

    Dr. Christopher Bischof has been awarded a 2017 National Academy of Education-Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. He will research elementary education in the West Indies, which was funded by Great Britain, then by missionaries and private donations, and then fell out of favor, as part of his book project, An Efficient Empire: Race, Capitalism, and Social Engineering in the British West Indies, 1834-1865.

  • Brandenberger Fulbright

    Dr. David Brandenberger has received a Fulbright grant for his research on Russia’s political landscape during the 1940s and 50s.

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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: Carol Summers
Administrative Coordinator: Deborah Govoruhk