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
Lynn A. Hunt, Distinguished Research Professor & Eugen Weber Endowed Chair in Modern European History at UCLA, will deliver this year’s Kayser lecture. The lecture is entitled “Globalization and History: New Paradigm or Trojan Horse?” Tuesday, February 24, 5 – 6:30 pm in 307 Marvin Center.
On February 10 Prof. Eric Arnesen was officially installed as the James R. Hoffa Teamsters Professor in Modern American Labor History, in a ceremony attended by leaders of both the labor union and GW, including Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and GW President Steven Knapp, at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center in Gerlman Library.
Professor Dane Kennedy has been appointed to a two-year term to head the AHA's National History Center, an active organization which regularly reaches professional historians, policy-makers, and the general public. One of the Center's most active programs is its series of Congressional Briefings, which are regularly held on Capital Hill.