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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Department of History

Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Cincinnati. Our department is a vibrant community of 28 permanent faculty members, over 200 undergraduate majors, and an active core of more than 40 Masters and PhD students studying a wide range of people, places, and questions from the world's past.

On our website you'll find information about all the interesting things we do: our courses, study tours, internships, lectures by visiting scholars, the wide-ranging research being done by our faculty and grad students, our major and minor programs, and the graduate curricula we offer at the master's and doctoral levels. History is at the center of any meaningful study of our world, and the skills we teach are essential for successful careers as well as for living a rich and fulfilling life. Consider becoming a history major or minor or applying to our graduate programs, or simply take a class with us. We think you'll be intrigued and engaged by what you find.


  • Dr. Shailaja Paik will be giving a talk on her book Dalit Women’s Education in Modern India: Double Discrimination on Friday, November 7 at 4:15pm at the Taft Research Center.
  • Dr. Edward Ross Dickinson, Professor of History at UC Davis will give the History Department’s annual Von Rosenstiel Lecture in European History on Wednesday, October 29, at 2:30pm. His talk is entitled, “Authentic Fakes as Export Products: Euro-American Modern Dance and Anti-Colonial Cultural Nationalism, 1910-1930.”



Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Telow on the publication of her new book, Constructing Race: The Science of Bodies and Cultures in American Anthropology (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

  Congratulations to Dr. Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara on the publication of her article, “Intimate Indulgences: Local Religion and Salvation in Eighteenth-Century Santiago de Guatemala,” in the Colonial Latin American Review.

Graduate Student Brad Sommer presented his paper, "From Fifteen to Ten Thousand: The Electric Auto-Lite Strike of 1934 and the Creation of Class Consciousness in Toledo, Ohio," at the 2014 Windy City Graduate Conference at the University of Illinois-Chicago on October 17.

Congratulations to Dr. Shailaja D. Paik on the publication of her new book, Dalit Women's Education in Modern India: Double Discrimination (Routledge, 2014)

Dr. Mark Lause was a guest speaker at The Civil War Round Table Meeting held in St. Louis on September 24, 2014.

Dr. Mark Lause has been recruited to be contributing editor for the Labor and Working Class History Association blog. Click here to see  Dr. Lause’s latest post on Comrades and Cowboys

Dr. Shailaja Paik's article, "Building Bridges: Articulating Dalit and African American Women's Solidarity" connecting women of two disparate communities in different continents and contexts was published in the Women's Studies Quarterly of the Feminist Press, NY. For more information, please see the "Special Volume on Solidarity."