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:
- Memphis Massacre Discussed on NPR's "Code Switch"
- National Parks Service Establishes Marker for the 1866 Memphis Massacre
- Karen Bradley wins the Outstanding Employee Award
- West Tennessee History Day students go on to win the state level competition
- The Graduate Awards Committee announces spring and summer funding recipients
- Dr. Susan O'Donovan reflects on W.E.B.Du Bois's Black Reconstruction
- Dr. Peter Brand interviewed about King Tut's tomb