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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

  • Dandelions in the Concrete

    FRIDAY MARCH 2, 5-7 in ARTS & LETTERS 212 we are holding a community event for WGS students and everyone else who would like to attend! Dandelions in the Concrete is a space for healing and fun - come for the free food and activities!


    Join us for an evening of coming together, creativity, and fun! Along with food and music, we will have craft tables, a photo booth, our interactive Dandelions archive-box, and a community book swap - bring a book to take a book! Bring your friends and meet new people in a space of community and rejuvenation as winter quarter comes to a close. 

    Please BRING CASH to purchase Zine’s and make donations to student organizations!

    If you have any questions please contact us at We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Fake 3 Plato’s Nightmare: The Real, the Fake, and the World of Art

    5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Screening of F for Fake (dir. Orson Welles, 1974), and pre-show gallery of original

    artwork by such artists as Cézanne.

    7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Lectures and performances


    The standard reading of Plato is that a physical tree is a shadow, a poor imitation of the more real Tree—the perfect abstract Form.  A painting of a tree is thus twice removed from perfection: a shadow of a shadow. For this reason, artists were to be banned from Plato’s Republic as their work brings us further from the truth.  Does art lie?  Even without committing to Plato’s metaphysic, might his worry have some merit? The actor pretends to be Hamlet, and a drawing of an apple a day cannot keep the doctor away. We begin the evening with a look at forgeries, including a screening of Orson Welles’ masterpiece swan-song postmodern documentary on fakeness and art, followed by a lecture on Welles’ film by Catherine Benamou (UC Irvine). DHC Fellow Patty Gerstenblith next investigates the legality of fake records concerning fake art and artifacts.  And DePaul Theatre School alumnus, Glenn Davis, makes a case for an emotion portrayed on stage or screen being just as real as an emotion in everyday life.  Join us at the DHC as we artistically peel the layers of fakeness away and collectively wake from Plato’s nightmare!.

  • Ending Displacement in Chicago

    Chicago lost thousands of Latino residents from neighborhoods like Pilsen and Humboldt Park, and over 200,000 black residents in the past generation. More than just a panel on gentrification, our fishbowl discussion is designated to spark dialogue about campaigns that are TAKING NEW SHAPE AS WE SPEAK, including rent control, community budgeting, citywide coalitions, court challenges, and cultural production.

    Joining us will be: 

    - Antonio Gutierresz: autonomous Tentents Union

    - Jawanza Malone: Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization

    - Carolina Gaete: Blocks Together

    - Magdalena Rodriguez: Pilsen Housing Cooperative

  • Building Solidarity Across Borders: Transnational Feminisms in Practice

     In celebration of International Women’s Day, this will be an evening interactive panel discussion on transnational feminist movement building across borders and the power lines that produce them. This is a movement building that is grounded in mutuality, solidarity, accountability, and common interests.