The department educates students to be active historians and encourages them to engage the library’s rich collection of primary sources. Students take courses in African, Asian, European, Latin American, and United States history, as well as a course in pre-1800 history and two seminars. Student work culminates in a senior thesis incorporating analytical, writing, and research skills and often involving field work in local archives, such as the FDR Library and Museum in Hyde Park, or summer research in the US or abroad. The department also offers a correlate sequence.

Professor of History
BA, Rutgers University; PhD, Cornell University

Medieval History
Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Professor of History on the Shirley Ecker Boskey Chair
BA, SUNY College at Brockport; MA, University of Rhode Island; PhD, University of Kentucky

US Foreign Policy
Vietnam War

Professor and Chair of History
BA, Haverford College; MA, University of North Carolina; PhD, Northwestern University
Professor of History on the Eloise Ellery Chair
BA, College of William and Mary; MA, PhD, University of Virginia

19th-Century United States History
Women in the United States up to 1890
History of the American West

Professor of History on the Marion Musser Lloyd '32 Chair
BA, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of History on the Lucy Maynard Salmon Chair
BA, Lawrence University; BA, University of Oxford; MA, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Native American History
Early American History
Indian Experience in Colonial Times

Professor of History
BA, Vassar College; MA, PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington

Modern British and Imperial History
History of Childhood
Women and Gender
Urban History
History of Emotions
History of Medicine

Associate Director of the Libraries for Special Collections and Adjunct Associate Professor of History on the Frederick Weyerhaeuser Chair
BA, Boston College; MLS, Simmons College; MA, University of Connecticut; PhD, Boston College

History of the book
History of private and fine press printing
History of the Bible

Associate Professor of History
BA, The Evergreen State College; MA, PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington
Professor of History
BA, University of Ghana; MA, Wilfrid Laurier University; PhD, McGill University
Professor of History and Director of Independent Program
BA, University of Chicago; MA, PhD, New York University

North African History; Middle Eastern History; Jewish History; French History; Colonialism; Gender

Assistant Professor of History
BA, Carleton College; MA, PhD, Princeton University

Modern Chinese History; East Asian History; History of Science, Medicine, and Technology