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.

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What Can I do with a History Major?

Penn History Alumni Share their Experiences

Mar 3, 2021 at



Considering a History Major, but unsure where it might lead? 

Wondering how…

Annenberg Seminar in History (Virtual)

Penn and Slavery Project

Mar 9, 2021 at | Virtual-Link - https://upenn.zoom.us/j/93334448121

The augmented reality (AR) tour of Penn’s campus is the first of its kind among peer institutions that are investigating their historic ties to slavery. The AR…

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.