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When you study history at the University of Memphis, you learn from a team of talented, award-winning scholars and teachers. You absorb the diverse, important, and fascinating lessons of the human past. And you master the necessary skills to succeed in today’s economy: you think critically, research deeply, analyze complex events, and write with clarity and distinction.

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.


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Through 31 March» Women’s History Month
Through 10 May» This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement (Brooks Museum)
Through 10 May» Pictures Tell the Story (National Civil Rights Museum)

29 Mar» 6th Annual Shelby County History Festival
31 Mar» Dr Beverly Bond to be keynote speaker at closing event of Women’s History Month
1 Apr» Plaintiffs and attorney for DeBoer v. Snyder to discuss the case
1 Apr» Dr Curt Fields to portray Ulysses S. Grant in Collierville event

Dr Danielle McGuire delivers Belle McWilliams Lecture in U.S. History

Harvard University Press to release Dr Catherine Phipps’ book on Japanese ports in early April

Gawker publishes Dr Chris Johnson’s essay, “The Unauthorized Biography of a Black Cop”

Dr Sarah Potter wins Distinguished Teaching Award from the Alumni Association

Dr Beverly Tsacoyanis speaks at Phi Alpha Theta pizza lunch

Dr Sarah Potter facilitates discussion of book by Dr Danielle McGuire at CROW Book Salon

Dr Janann Sherman interviewed in documentary about the women’s national air derby of 1929

Dr Aram Goudsouzian’s book on the Meredith march wins McLemore Prize from the Mississippi Historical Society

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