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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.

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Annenberg Seminar in History

The Maritime Dynamics of Pre-Westphalian Interpolity Relations in Southeast Asia
Jennifer L. Gaynor, University at Buffalo

Nov 19, 2019 at | College Hall 209

Jennifer L. Gaynor is a fellow at the Baldy Center at the University at Buffalo. Her first book, Intertidal History in Island Southeast Asia: Submerged Genealogy and the Legacy of Coastal Capture…



Penn Economic History Forum

Historical Perspectives on State and Federal Interventions Into Casualty Loss Insurance, 1870s to the Present
Kathryn Hempstead, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dec 6, 2019 at | College Hall 209