Department of History

The History Department is committed to upholding Georgetown’s ideals as a student-centered research university through our productive scholarship, our international and global orientation, and our commitment to hands-on graduate and undergraduate teaching. We believe that teaching and research only reach distinction when they are integrated by a faculty devoted to excellence in both.

With more than 40 full-time faculty members, the Department combines geographical breadth with chronological depth. We offer fields of study in the histories of Africa, Australia, East Asia, South Asia, Early Modern and Modern Europe, Russia and East Central Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and the United States. The Department is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in trans-regional, global and comparative history with particular strengths in World, Atlantic World, Pacific World, international diplomacy, inter-societal relations, and global environmental history. Faculty scholarship and course offerings engage with a rich variety of themes, including gender; labor, radicalism, and social movements; African American history; slavery; ethnic politics and nationalism; the history of violence and imperialism; migration and borderlands; consumer, food, and material culture; religion; science and medicine; historical linguistics; architecture and urban history; and military history, among others.

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