Interdisciplinary Programs

History graduate students and faculty are involved with a range of important and exciting interdisciplinary programs at UC, including, women's studies, European studies, Asian studies, and historic preservation (with DAAP). In these programs, historians engage with sociology, anthropology, economics, planning, geography, and languages and literatures to deepen their knowledge of particular areas of study.

Asian Studies

Asian studies is an interdisciplinary program devoted to the study of the languages, cultures, economics, history, geography, and politics of Asian countries. The Asian studies graduate certificate is an interdisciplinary program that draws on courses offered through anthropology, art history, history, geography, economics, political science, planning, and other fields.

European Studies

The European studies program provides opportunities for studying the multifaceted nature of a changing Europe—its history, languages, cultural, political, economic, and social fabric, as well as its relations with the United States and the world. European studies offers an annual fall workshop in which grad students and faculty from a number of departments meet together to discuss a common theme related to European history, society, and culture. The workshop is followed by a two-quarter graduate research seminar that allows students to develop a research topic related to the general field of European studies. MA or PhD students in history with an interest in Europe can find out more about graduate coursework in European studies by consulting the European studies web page.

Historic Preservation

This program is designed to provide students with an appreciation for the issues and techniques involved in preserving the artefacts of the past. McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP) offer a joint graduate certificate in this area. Coursework for the certificate may also contribute to the coursework requirements for the MA and PhD in Historic Preservation.

Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Department of Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati offers one of the oldest and most respected programs in women's studies in the country. The Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies department consists of both a core group of faculty as well as a diverse body of affiliated professors from a wide range of disciplines. Women's studies offers a certificate of concentration for graduate students in history that consists of three core courses and two electives.