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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

  • The Archive Workshop: Preserving our Histories with Raquel Flores-Clemons

    Join us on Friday, October 20th from 5:00-7:00pm for a workshop led by Chicago State University Archivist, Raquel Flores-Clemons in sharing her work in documenting black communities, their narratives, and understanding the trauma systems of oppression place on individuals. 


    We encourage people to bring their own materials on something you want to learn more about and discover different strategies to preserve them. These materials can be in the form of photos, letters, journal entries, news clippings etc. 


    This is part of an ongoing series with the Building Communities, Ending Violence project in exploring and discussing the ways archiving plays a role in healing, understanding the power of narrative, and the emotional impact of trauma. More information on the flyer attached, please send any questions to


    We hope to see you there!

  • College of Communication Graduate Programs Info Session

    Learn about our MA programs in:

    Communication and Media
    Digital Communication and Media Arts
    Health Communication
    Public Relations and Advertising

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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.