Department of History
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the George Washington University History Department is an intellectual community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and many associates and friends. With more than 40 full-time faculty, varied both in specialization and research methods, GW is an ideal place to study fields as diverse as modern Africa, early modern Europe, the history of colonialism and imperialism, modern America, and the Cold War.
Home to some of the most important research repositories and archives in the world, Washington is a unique and exciting place to study history. Studying history at GW provides students with the knowledge and analytical tools necessary for success in a wide range of careers and professions.
Featured News & Events
Edward McCord (at left in photo) associate professor of History and International Affairs; Samantha Margulies, a rising third-year medical student in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences; and Jane Wallis, who graduated from the Milken Institute School of Public Health on Sunday, were recognized with the 2014 GW Award on the National Mall.
Prof. Suzanne Miller was one of two awardees for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising given out at the Columbian College Celebration for graduating seniors on May 17. The award is presented to a faculty member nominated by the undergraduate students in the department of the student's major.
The annual reception for graduating seniors took place on May 17. Senior, parents and siblings socialized in the department conference room before the CCAS celebration. One highlight of the events was the announcement of the 2014 undergraduate prizes and seniors graduating with special honors in history.