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

Annenberg Seminar in History

Celebrating New Penn Faculty Books
Eiichiro Azuma, University of Pennsylvania, Kathleen M. Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Amy C. Offner, University of Pennsylvania, Barbara Weinstein, NYU

Dec 10, 2019 at | College Hall 209

Eiichiro Azuma (University of Pennsylvania), author of In Search of our Frontier: Japanese America and Settler Colonialism in the Construction of Japan's Borderless Empire (California 2019) in conversation…

Penn Economic History Forum

From State Resource Allocation to a "Low-Level Equilibrium Trap": Re-Evaluation of Economic Performance of Mao's China, 1949-78
Kent Deng, LSE

Jan 24, 2020 at | College Hall 205