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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.

Upcoming Events



Russian History and Culture Workshop (Virtual)

Listening to Russia: Writing the ‘Voice of the People’ in the Nineteenth Century
Gabriella Safran, Stanford University
- | Please email Ben Nathans (bnathans@upenn.edu) for the paper and Zoom link details



Annenberg Seminar in History (Virtual)

Celebrating New Faculty Books: Kathy Peiss (Upenn), author of Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (Oxford University Press), in conversation with Peter Holquist (UPenn)
- | Virtual-Link to be sent out at a later date

Celebrating New Faculty Books: Kathy Peiss (Upenn), author of Information Hunters: When…

Penn & Slavery Project

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.