With an unparalleled location in the nation's capital, award-winning faculty and access to some of the most important research repositories in the world, the GW Department of History offers an ideal platform from which to explore our past. Undergraduate and graduate students are exposed to a diversity of topics, from the Africa diaspora to the Cold War, from imperialism to urbanization, from the founding of Islam to Jewish history, from race relations to labor, law and politics. Students graduate with the knowledge and analytical tools necessary for success in a wide range of careers.
CANCELED: The Division: John Doar, the Justice Department, and the Civil Rights Movement
Kevin M. Kruse (Princeton University) was to deliver the 2020 Elmer Louis Kayser Memorial Lecture. Canceled due to COVID-19, we hope to reschedule the lecture next semester.
PhD student Ashley Valanzola is researching the stories of six extraordinary Jewish women—Holocaust survivors who worked to honor the memory of lives lost.