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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

  • Radical Machines: Chinese Computing and the Future of Writing

    Event Agenda:

    5:00-5:30pm Registration

    5:30-6:45pm Lecture, Q&A

    6:45-7:30pm Reception

    Lecture Sketch: 

    Whether in terms of keyboards, screens, printers, encoding schemes, optical character recognition algorithms, or otherwise, Chinese script has constantly pushed to the world of computing far beyond its familiar alphabetic ecologies. In this talk, Thomas S. Mullaney charts out the ecologies of Chinese computing, an unfamiliar terrain that remains unmapped despite China’s present-day status as a global I.T. powerhouse.

    Speaker Bio: 

    Thomas S. Mullaney is Associate Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, and Curator of the international exhibition,Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age. He is the author of The Chinese Typewriter: A History (MIT Press 2017), Coming to Terms with the Nation: Ethnic Classification in Modern China (UC Press, 2010), and principal editor of Critical Han Studies: The History, Representation and Identity of China’s Majority (UC Press, 2011). His writings have appeared in theJournal of Asian StudiesTechnology & CultureAeonForeign Affairs, and Foreign Policy, and his work has been featured in theLA TimesThe Atlantic, the BBC, and in invited lectures at Google, Microsoft, Adobe, and more. He holds a PhD from Columbia University.


    Studio Chi 

    Department of History

    Department of Modern Languages 

    Location: McGowan South
  • DePaul Annual Public Lecture in Geography

    Black, Mama, Scholar: On Black Feminist Geography,
    Food Ethics, and Motherhood (Before and During an
    Era of Trump)

    Speaker: Dr. Breeze Harper,Executive Director of The Sistah Vegan Project which is Black Feminist Geography meets food ethics

  • Journalism Program Fall Kickoff Event

    The College of Communication invites you to our Journalism Program Fall Kickoff Event

    4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Fall Student Media Open House featuring SPJ/ONA, 14East, DePaulia, Good Day DePaul, Radio DePaul and Latnix Journalists.

    5:30-7 p.m.
    "So You Want to Be a Journlist?" featuring Carol Marin, Marla Krause, Rick Brown and Jason Martin.

  • Confederate Memorials: What Should be Done?

    The Department of History Presents: Behind the Headlines: DePaul Faculty Offer Teach-Ins on Today's Pressing Issues, Putting History in a Multi-Disciplinary Dialogue to Better Understand the Present. This event is titled Confederate Memorials: What Should be Done?

    Panelists will include:
    Euan Hague, Chair of Geography
    Valerie Johnson, Chair of Political Science
    Morag Kersel, Anthropology, Director of Museum Studies
    Lori Pierce, African and Black Diaspora Studies
    Margaret Storey, History
    Amy Tyson, History, Director of Public History Program

    Moderator: Christina Rivers, Political Science, Director of Center for Black Diaspora
    Discussion: The Audience