May 2013 Alumnus Ryan Anderson has received tenure with promotion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
May 2013 Alumnus Johnny Smith has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of History at Georgia Tech. He will help develop an interdisciplinary sport studies program.
May 2013 Cambridge University Press has just published Yvonne Pitts' book Family, Law, and Inheritance in America: A Social and Legal History of Nineteenth-Century Kentucky.
May 2013 Alicia Decker has just published: “Militarismo, nazionalismo e matrimonio: un ritratto privato delle cinque mogli di Idi Amin” [Militarism, Nationalism, and Marriage: An Intimate Portrait of Idi Amin’s Five Wives] Afriche e Orienti 14, no. 3-4 (2012): 124-138.
April 2013 Department Head Doug Hurt has been elected as Associate Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska.
Welcome to the Department of History at Purdue University. The department is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as historical research. The department’s thirty-three faculty members take pride in fostering close working relationships with students. The academic year began with 60 graduate students, approximately 300 undergraduate majors, and 155 undergraduate minors who help make the Department of History a vibrant intellectual community. The department has earned campus-wide recognition for excellent teaching. Departmental faculty consistently win major research awards and grants, hold offices in professional organizations, and serve on editorial boards at home and abroad as well as publish articles in major journals and author critically acclaimed books.
The department offers faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students exchange opportunities with Peking University in Beijing, Central European University in Budapest, and Sabanci University in Istanbul. The Honors Program provides many opportunities for students to exel in their undergraduate careers. Please see our website for more information about our undergraduate and graduate programs. You will find that departmental events throughout the year include: lectures, colloquia, forums, receptions, and banquets. We are grateful to the alumni and friends of the department who take part in our functions as guests and as presenters. The public is extended an open invitation to attend our programs. Keep up to date with our functions by viewing the Calendar. Please feel free to contact the department with any questions at email@example.com.
We have an exciting year ahead during which time the department will build on its achievements from previous years as well as plan for the future. Visit our website often!