News & Views
Jared Farmer (History) - Jane E. Dmochowski (Earth and Environmental Science) and Irina Marinov (Earth and Environmental Science), talk about the challenges to understanding the Earth’s 4.6 billion year history, and more
Sophia Rosenfeld (Upenn-History), Heather Williams (Upenn-Africana Studies), and David Young Kim (Upenn-Art History), three historians weigh in on how we can understand our past and the Future of History.
Benjamin Nathans - Opinion: Putin is banning the group that memorializes Stalin’s crimes. That’s bad for Russia.
Past confronts present at 'History Speaking' lecture series. Penn Historians will present a series of lively discussions of historical issues that seek to better orient attendees in the current moment.
Benjamin Nathans - "To the Success of Our Hopeless Cause: The Many Lives of the Soviet Dissident Movement." A podcast from the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) - University of Wisconsin-Madison
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.
Emily Levine, Stanford University
In accordance with University guidelines, this event will be virtual only
Mae M. Ngai, Columbia University
UPDATE | This program will be presented virtually. Please register for the Zoom link.
Drawing on ten years of research…
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.