David Barnes

19th and 20th century France
Professor, History & Sociology of Science

Richard Kagan

Visiting from The Johns Hopkins University

Neil Lanctot, Ph.D.

Lecturer, LPS

Yvonne Fabella

Lecturer; Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office Hours: 


Jerry Drew

Lecturer in Economic History
College Hall 309D

Jerry Drew is a lecturer in Economic History at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received his masters and doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Boston University School of Law. Prior to receiving his doctorate in history, he was a practicing attorney with experience in both the government and private sector.

Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 107 Comparative Capitalist Systems
  • HIST 119 History of the Modern Corporation
  • HIST 124 Economic History 1600 - Present
  • HIST 130 Globalization and History
  • HIST 206 Comparative Industrializations
  • HIST206 Trade, Travel and Exploration

Michael W. Zuckerman

Professor of History Emeritus

Michael W. Zuckerman did his B.A. (at Penn) and his Ph.D. (at Harvard) in American Studies. He is still incorrigibly committed to coming at History that way. He teaches courses in popular culture, national character, human nature, and religion.

Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 204 Doing History
  • HIST 355 Classic Texts In American Popular Culture
  • HIST 441 North American Colonial History
  • HIST 443 American National Character
  • HIST 610 Violence and Agression In America
  • HIST 610 Religion in Early America

Alfred Rieber


Edward Peters

Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus

Edward Peters, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, specializes in the early history of Europe, from the second to the seventeenth centuries. His chief interests are political and constitutional history, including church history, intellectual and legal history, and historiography.

Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 001 Europe in a Wider World
  • HIST 031 The World of the Middle Ages, 1000 - 1500
  • HIST 101 The First Crusade: The Invention of Crusading, 1000 - 1146
  • HIST 201 The World of Charlemagne
  • HIST 201 Witchcraft and Sorcery in Early Europe, 400 - 1700
  • HIST 201 Crusading, 1095 - 2007
  • HIST 337/338 University and Society: From the Origins of the University to the Present
  • HIST 406 Society, Art and Devotion in the Low Countries
  • HIST 408 The World of Dante
  • HIST 410 The Popes, Rome and the World to 1600
  • HIST 410 King's Two Bodies

Murray Murphey


Lynn Hollen Lees

Professor of History Emerita
113 Duhring Wing
215 898 8261

Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 011 The World: History and Modernity
  • HIST 051 Britain since 1688
  • HIST 212 Rise and Fall of the British Empire
  • HIST 630 Comparative Empires
  • HIST 630 Teaching World History
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