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

2021 Graduation Reception for History Majors

May 16, 2021 at | Request zoom information by emailing fabella@sas.upenn.edu

Iran and Global Decolonization

A Symposium

May 19, 2021 May 21, 2021 at

This symposium brings together scholars whose work investigates Iran’s experiences with colonialism and decolonization from a multiplicity of perspectives – including, but not confined to, race and ethnicity; foreign…

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.