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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

  • Liberation Hteology, Then and Now. Good News from Central America: Oscar Romero & Liberation Theology

    Date: Wednesday, April 26th
    Time: 6 pm-8 pm
    Location: Theater School Lobby
    Co Sponsors: Latin American and Latino Studies and CWCIT (Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology).
    Title: Liberation Hteology, Then and Now. Good News from Central America: Oscar Romero & Liberation Theology
    Bio: Michael E. Lee, PhD is Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University, where he also teaches in the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute. He specializes in Roman Catholic theology, Christology, and liberation theologies. Dr. Lee is the author of the award-winning Bearing the Weight of Salvation: The Soteriology of Ignacio Ellacuría (Crossroad, 2009). He edited and translated Ignacio Ellacuría: Essays on History, Liberation, and Salvation (Orbis Books, 2013). He has also published numerous articles and essays on U.S. Latinx theology and on Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. He has served as President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS).
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  • Abortion in the Arab World: Current Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities for Expanding Safe Services

    Guest lecture by Dr. Angel M. Foster, Endowed Chair in Women's Health and Research Associate Professor of Health Services at University of Ottawa.

  • History of Art and Architecture Student Symposium

    12th Annual History of Art and Architecture Student Symposium

  • WHAT’S BLACKNESS GOT TO WITH IT?: The Case of  Haiti and the Dominican Republic A discussion on Activism, Human Rights and Global Racism

    The 2013 court ruling, "La Sentencia," stripped citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent. The State's assault on national membership questions the right of over one-quarter million individuals to 
    exist within the boundaries of the Dominican Republic. This attempt to contain race and nation creates frightening degrees of vulnerability for all Haitians in the country. This panel will historicize "La Sentencia," as well as discuss educational-activist organizing in both the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora surrounding this struggle for citizenship.