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Welcome to the Department of History at DePaul. Our department offers a full, rich curriculum in undergraduate and graduate education. More than 30 full and part-time outstanding faculty offer day and night courses on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses, as well as online.

In addition to its strong undergraduate program with concentrations in public history, pre-law, secondary education, as well as a standard concentration, the department offers a standard minor, a minor in the History of Law, a minor in Museum Studies, a graduate degree (MA), and several five-year combined BA/MA degree options, all of which have the potential for exciting career opportunities (see Why Major in History).

  • Alumni Spotlight

    Meet Eliot Pope, MA, '08 and Alyssa Pullara, BA, '16.

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  • Faculty Spotlight

    Tera Agyepong, Juan Mora-Torres and Kerry Ross

    Meet Professors Tera Agyepong, Juan Mora-Torres and Kerry Ross.

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  • Student Spotlight

    Gail Parson

    Meet Gail Parson.

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Upcoming Events

  • Black History Month Lecture, Manisha Sinha, The Slave’s Cause:  A History of Abolition

    Dr. Manisha Sinha (U. Mass. Amherst, Afro American Studies; History) book talk and signing The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale, 2016).


  • Putting Your Whole Self Into It: Dancing, Walking, and Sacrificing from La Tirana to Lough Derg

    Join us on Monday, February 20th to learn about two Catholic practices: the dancing fiesta La Tirana and the three-day retreat at Lough Derg!

    The practices that make Catholic life real and deeply meaningful vary in sometimes startling ways in different cultural contexts around the world. 

    Taken together, it can be hard to see how they manifest a single faith, but at the same time, seemingly disparate practices often connect in ways worth exploring.

    This presentation will look at two large-scale Catholic practices - the huge, dancing fiesta at La Tirana in the northern Chilean desert, and the three day retreat at Lough Derg - St. Patrick's
    Purgatory - in the north of Ireland.

    Thomas M. Landy, director, McFarland Center for Religion and Ethics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA



    Irish Studies Program

    Department of Catholic Studies

    Department of Latin American and Latino Studies

    The Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology

    Location: McGowan South
  • 2017 Women's History Month Lecture

    This event is a lecture by Dr. Emily Romeo titled "Fighting for their Families: Anglo-American Women and Indian War in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts." Dr. Romeo completed her MA in History at DePaul before going on to U Chicago for a PhD (“The Virtuous and Violent Women of Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts”). She currently teaches in the History Department at DePaul University and for the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago. 

    Location: TBA
  • The Scholar’s Game Night - The Scholar’s Improv 2: Academic Boogaloo

    Join us as DePaul professors and a troupe of professional Chicago comedians go toe-to-toe, as the comedians perform improv and the professors are challenged to lecture extemporaneously on surprise topics.  Led by improv comic Pete Parsons, the comedians will present six improvised scenes, showcasing their talent, quick minds, and artistry.  These moments will be interspersed with five mini-lectures by DePaul professors, each accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation in his or her field but which he or she has never seen before.  By the end of the evening, you’ll see that what academicians do by thinking, thinking on their feet, and making others think is a real art, and that what professional improv comedians do is a similarly intellectually and aesthetically rich enterprise worthy of serious scholarly reflection—as well as laughter.


    “A must-see!  Don’t miss the only DHC event of the year at which Stephen Colbert, Stephen Hawking, Stephen King, and Stephen Sondheim would feel equally at home—and all make fun of Stephen Baldwin.”  

    —Stephen Jay Gould