News & Views
Roberto Saba (Penn History Ph.D., 2017) winner of the American Historical Association 2022 Albert J. Beveridge Award in the history of the United States, Latin America, or Canada, from 1492 to the present
Jared Farmer - Op-Ed: With climate change, we may witness sequoia forests convert to chaparral – (Los Angeles Times, OCT. 9, 2022)
The History Department of the University of Pennsylvania strongly condemns the brutal murder of Kurdish-Iranian woman, Mahsa Zhina Amini, and the attacks on protestors throughout Iran by the Islamic Republic.
Nick Foretek (Doctoral candidate in history at the University of Pennsylvania) - Anatomy of an Exodus From Russia. As the war in Ukraine progresses, an anthropologist catalogs the mass departure
A historical look at Diana, 25 years after her death. Emma Hart, History, offers her perspective on the history of royal celebrity, the British monarchy’s current role in public life
Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon: ‘Like a bad 1980s spy film’ Brittney Griner’s imprisonment reveals Russia’s embrace of pariah identity
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.
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.
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