Welcome to the Department of History
Our faculty members teach courses on a wide variety of themes, time periods, and geographic regions, and they teach many of them online. We are one of the few major research universities to offer both the B.A. and M.A. degrees online.
Our graduate program offers both the M.A. and Ph.D. We have five major focus areas that define our strengths as a graduate program: African-American and Southern History; Egyptology; Global History; Modern European History; and the study of Women, Gender, and the Family.
Recent History Happenings:
- Daryl Carter publishes first book titled Brother Bill
- Drs. Bond and O'Donovan in a special edition of Talk, Memphis
- Dr. Whitney Kennon wins Teacher of the Year in Tennessee
- Dr. Beverly Tsacoyianis and graduate student Andrea Ringer receive Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities Fellowships
- Dr. Christine Eisel "makes an impact" with her digital collaboration
- Memphis Massacre Discussed on NPR's "Code Switch"