Cheikh Babou

Africa, Islam
Associate Professor of History
College Hall 306G
Office Hours: 
On Leave
Teaching Schedule: 
On Leave
215 898.2188

Cheikh Anta Babou is a historia

CV (file): 
Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 075 Africa before 1800
  • HIST 206 Decolonization & Africa
  • HIST 206 Religion and Colonial Rule in Africa
  • HIST 232 Immigrants and Refugees in African History
  • HIST 275 Islam and Society in America
  • HIST 650 Religious Encounters in Africa
  • HIST 560 African Immigrant Lives in West Philadelphia

Eiichiro Azuma

Asian American, Japanese American, Modern Japan, U.S. Immigration. and Race/Ethnic Relations
Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History
College Hall 311B
Office Hours: 
MW 1-3; By appt.
Teaching Schedule: 
MW 3:30-5; T 1:30-4:30
215 898.6698

Eiichiro Azuma is Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History

Courses Taught: 
• HIST 155: Introduction to Asian American History
• HIST 231: Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans
• HIST 354: American Expansion in the Pacific
• HIST 374: Diplomacy and Japanese American History

Ann E. Moyer

Renaissance Italy; European intellectual and cultural history
Associate Professor of History
Co-Executive Editor, Journal of the History of Ideas

B.A. Michigan State University

A.M., Ph.D. The University of Michigan

College Hall 319B
Office Hours: 
T 1:30-3; By appt.
Teaching Schedule: 
R 1:30-3:30
215 898.4957

Ann Moyer specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of Renaissance Europe, especially sixteenth-century Italy. Her current work focuses on the study of culture and the formation of cultural identity in sixteenth-century Tuscany.

Research Interests: 

History of Italy

Intellectual and Cultural History

Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 030 The Emergence of Europe
  • HIST 054 Books that Made History
  • HIST 201 Historians at Work: an Introduction to Historiography 
  • HIST 230 Florence in History
  • HIST 230 Rome and the Renaissance
  • HIST 308 Renaissance Europe
  • HIST 342 European Intellectual History, 1300 - 1600
  • HIST 422 Science and Culture in the West: from the Greeks to Galileo
  • HIST 620 A History of Cultural History: The Renaissance
  • HIST 620 The Presence of the Past: Readings in European Cultural History
  • HIST 620 European Intellectual History, 1300 - 1600
  • HIST 700 The Study of History
  • HIST 720 Research in Medieval and Early Modern History

Octavia M. Carr

Administrative Coordinator

B.A., Criminal Justice, Temple University (2012) 

M.S.Ed. Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania (Anticipated May 2019) 

208 College Hall
215-898-8453 (p)
215-573-2089 (f)




Thomas Max Safley

Early modern Europe, economy, society and religion
Professor of History
Faculty Fellow, Harrison College House
College Hall 309A
Office Hours: 
By appt.
Teaching Schedule: 
On leave 2017-2018
215 898.2186

Thomas Max Safley is Professor of Early Modern European History. A specialist in the economic and social history of early modern Europe, roughly 1450-1750, he has published extensively on the histories of marriage and the family, poverty and charity and labor and business.

Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 001 Europe In A Wider World
  • HIST 002 Europe In A Wider World
  • HIST 040 Early Modern Europe, 1450 - 1750
  • HIST 123 Economic History of Europe
  • HIST 202 Economic Thought to Smith
  • HIST 211 Banks & Bankers
  • HIST 309 Europe in the Age of the Reformation
  • HIST 310 Europe in the Age of the Baroque

Sample History Event

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 7:00pm
Franklin Field

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A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan

University of California

This incisive study adds a new dimension to discussions of Egypt's nationalist response to the phenomenon of colonialism as well as to discussions of colonialism and nationalism in general. Eve M. Troutt Powell challenges many accepted tenets of the binary relationship between European empires and non-European colonies by examining the triangle of colonialism marked by Great Britain, Egypt, and the Sudan.

Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement from Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Empire

Stanford University Press

In the late nineteenth century, an active slave trade sustained social and economic networks across the Ottoman Empire and throughout Egypt, Sudan, the Caucasus, and Western Europe. Unlike the Atlantic trade, slavery in this region crossed and mixed racial and ethnic lines. Fair-skinned Circassian men and women were as vulnerable to enslavement in the Nile Valley as were teenagers from Sudan or Ethiopia.

Eve M. Troutt Powell

Middle Eastern history
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History
SAS Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
College Hall 213
Office Hours: 
By appt.
Teaching Schedule: 
215 898.3518

Eve M. Troutt Powell teaches the history of the modern Middle East and the history of slavery in the Nile Valley and the Ottoman Empire. As a cultural historian, she emphasizes the exploration of literature and film in her courses. She is the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan (University of California, 2003) and the co-editor, with John Hunwick, of The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam (Princeton Series on the Middle East, Markus Wiener Press, 2002).

Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 081 History of the Middle East since 1800
  • HIST 106 Religion, Revolution and Nationalism in the Modern Middle East
  • HIST 189 Modern Egypt
  • HIST 216 Filming the Middle East
  • HIST 371 Africa and the Mid-East
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