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  • Martin Luther, The Reformation, and Why They Still Matter

    For five centuries, Martin Luther has been lionized as an outspoken and fearless icon of change who ended the Middle Ages and heralded the beginning of the modern world. In his talk, Brad Gregory, renowned professor of European history at Notre Dame, recasts this long-accepted portrait. Luther did not intend to start a revolution that would divide the Catholic Church and forever change Western civilization. Yet his actions would profoundly shape our world in ways he could never have imagined.

  • Changing Ireland: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Francis Sheehy Skeffington, and their family's legacy of Irish activism

    Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, the granddaughter of famed Irish feminists and activists, is recreating her grandmother Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s lecture tour around the United States in 1917, when she spoke widely to publicize the Easter Rising and the drive for Irish independence. Her husband, Francis, though not part of the Rising itself, had been executed without cause by a British officer. 

    Dr. Sheehy Skeffington, recently retired from NUI Galway, will discuss her grandparents’ work and legacy, the documentary that she is making about her tour, and her own activism for gender equality.

  • Crisis with North Korea: How Did We Get Here?

    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 North Korea: How Did We Get Here?

    John Harney, History (Centre College)
    Byungdug Jun, Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies Program
    Yuki Miyamoto, Religious Studies
    Ryan Yokota, History

    Moderator: Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Director of Global Asian Studies
    Discussion: The Audience

Department Newsletters

The 2017 history department newsletter​ is now available online and in print. You can download the newsletter or pick up a copy anytime in the department office.  

Download the 2016 newsletter or pick up a copy of it in our office.

News from the Public History Concentration

HST 360: Doing Digital History has been approved for credit in the Public History Concentration (PHC). Credit toward your PHC requirements may not automatically appear on your Degree Progress Report, however, so if you took this course and want it to count, contact Professor Amy Tyson so she can ensure you receive proper credit.

Report Finds History Majors are Highest Earners in Humanities

A report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University finds that history majors are the highest earners among humanities majors. You can learn more about the report here.