Welcome

Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Over thirty historians in the standing faculty advance our understanding of the past. Penn's graduate program trains the next generation of scholars and teachers. The Department's strong commitment to undergraduate education can be seen in the prominence of the history major, one of the largest on campus, in the numerous teaching awards earned by both standing faculty and graduate students, and history's strong presence in general education. History faculty direct and participate in many interdisciplinary centers on the Penn campus, and edit a number of scholarly journals.

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The History Department mourns the loss of Professor Michael B. Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, who died August 23, 2014 at the age of 75.  A pioneering historian of public education, poverty, and social welfare, Katz's work reshaped the contours of American urban history.

The History Department and Urban Studies Program will hold a memorial service on Monday, September 22, at 5:00 PM, College Hall 200, RSVP to octaviac@sas.upenn.edu

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