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Welcome to the Department of History!

Martha Newman, Chair

College of Liberal Arts

Professor Martha G. Newman, Interim Chair.

Welcome to the History Department at The University of Texas at Austin!

We are a large and distinguished department, filled with prize-winning scholars and innovative teachers who write field-defining books and articles, teach engaging classes, and work as public historians. We investigate historical events from across the globe and over the last two millennia. Our collaborative community of scholars centers on our Institute of Historical Studies and on our vibrant graduate program. Our faculty have established pioneering courses such as Japan Lab, the Mapping Violence Project, the Radical Hope Syllabus, and the Normandy Scholars Program, and they reach audiences beyond the university with their digital magazine and podcasts, including Not Even Past, This is Democracy, and 15 Minute History. We are convinced of the power of historical inquiry to tell us about the processes that have shaped our world.  Continue reading ...