Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Over thirty historians in the standing faculty with a broad range of research specialties advance our understanding of the past.

Upcoming Events

Book conversation with Melissa Teixeira and Warren Breckman

Penn Historian Series
- | College Hall 209

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Melissa Teixeira and Dr. Warren Breckman discussing A Third Path: Corporatism in Brazil &…

We Will Put Them Out”: The Legal and Imperial Formations of Anti-Asian Violence in Twentieth Century America” with Prof. Hardeep Dhillon

Legal History Workshop
- | Silverman 240A and Zoom

You are invited to the Legal History Workshop on April 18th at 12:00 pm ET. Professor Hardeep Dhillon, from 

History Speaking

In an age of wrenching social change and momentous global challenges, history gives us fresh perspectives, important distinctions, and a sense of how we got here. This year, join Penn historians for lively discussions of the past that seek to better orient us in the present. Because as events unfold, that’s History Speaking, too.

Penn & Slavery Project

The Penn & Slavery Project teaches us that no colony, state, or well-funded university was buffered from slavery’s reach. Penn’s story is a national story, and one of great importance to our ongoing efforts to come to terms with our nations’s history of slavery.