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About the Department

The Department of History at the University of Akron is a vibrant community of scholar-teachers, graduate students and undergraduate majors.  Our courses cover all time periods, from the ancient world to the recent past, span the globe from North and South America, to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and address a number of subjects, including political, military, diplomatic, social, intellectual, global, cultural, environmental and public history, the history of science, gender and race. The faculty is tremendously active, pursuing a wide range of scholarly activities, including research and various forms of public engagement in the region and beyond, as well as providing service to the profession and the university.  The department operates a Master’s and Ph.D. program, and maintains 4 million dollar endowment for scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students. All members of the department are committed to student success through advising, teaching, mentoring and supervising research projects and internships. By emphasizing research and communication skills, internships and a deep knowledge of the past as an essential element for citizenship and moral understanding, the department prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of careers, further education in graduate and law programs, and lifelong learning and participation in civic life for the 21st century.


Upcoming Events

March 12 - Sally Miller Lecture

5:30pm - Olin Hall 124

Dr. Abosede George

Dr. George's research encompasses gender studies, childhood/youth studies, social history and colonial history in Africa.

Read more about he here: https://barnard.edu/profiles/abosede-george.

Find a synopsis of her book here: http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Making+Modern+Girls.