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:
- 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
- Dr. Aram Goudsouzian and Dr. Chris Johnson Participate in ASALH Conference
- Dr. James Fickle awarded Dunavant Professorship
- New Translation of Dr. Andrei Znamenski's book Red Shambhala
- Dr Julie Elb wins O. Wayne Rollins Award for Excellence in Teaching at Westminster Schools
- Malcolm Frierson receives his PhD in history at summer commencement
- Graham Perry wins award from West Tennessee Historical Society for article