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Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, Opinion: Russian hypocrisy and the death of a Zambian student in Ukraine
Roberto Saba (Penn History Ph.D., 2017) winner of the American Historical Association 2022 Albert J. Beveridge Award in the history of the United States, Latin America, or Canada, from 1492 to the present
Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Over thirty historians in the standing faculty with a broad range of research specialties advance our understanding of the past.
Peter Holquist - Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor of History
Laws of War: Russia and the Curious Origins of the Rules of Armed Conflict
Peter Holquist's teaching and research focus upon the history of Russia and modern Europe. He is the author of Making War, Forging Revolution: Russia's Continuum of Crisis, 1914-1921 (…
Jared Farmer - Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History
Penn, Fossil Fuel, and the History of the Future
Jared Farmer studies the histories of built and unbuilt environments from the hyperlocal to the planetary. His temporal expertise is the long nineteenth century; his regional expertise is the North…
In an age of wrenching social change and momentous global challenges, history gives us fresh perspectives, important distinctions, and a sense of how we got here. This year, join Penn historians for lively discussions of the past that seek to better orient us in the present. Because as events unfold, that’s History Speaking, too.
The Penn & Slavery Project teaches us that no colony, state, or well-funded university was buffered from slavery’s reach. Penn’s story is a national story, and one of great importance to our ongoing efforts to come to terms with our nations’s history of slavery.