Past Events

History Majors Graduation Reception


The Department of History invites all graduating History Majors and their guests to a celebration in honor of the class of 2023!  The ceremony will begin…

Women. Life. Freedom: A Point of No Return for Iran?

Moderated by Prof. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet and Sarah Eskandari, PhD Candidate in History

Join us for a webinar and panel discussions to raise awareness of the ongoing revolutionary protests and resistance in Iran and to amplify the voice of the Iranian people and the historic fight for gender rights,…

Free State Slavery & Bound Labor

Student Presentations

Come out to see final project presentations from students in HIST 3174, Free State Slavery and Bound Labor.  Event hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. 

Penn Economic History Forum

Michael McMillan [Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt, & Mosle and Penn Law]

“The Confluence: Origins and Development of Equipment Finance”   

Honors Symposium


The Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its annual Honors Thesis Symposium on Friday, April 28, at 12:00, in COLL 209.  The event will feature…

Russian History and Culture Workshop

East Coast Graduate kruzhok
Apr 28, 2023 Apr 29, 2023 at -

The Philomathean Society's 2023 Annual Oration: An Evening with Dr. Cornel West

moderated by Penn University Chaplain and Vice President for Social Equity & Community Rev. Charles (Chaz) Lattimore Howard

The Philomathean Society's 2023 Annual Oration welcomes renowned public intellectual Cornel West for a talk on community and public on civic duty and engagement moderated by Penn University Chaplain and Vice President…

Why was Roe v. Wade Overturned? What History Tells Us

Penn Women's Center

Penn Women's Center Living Room

This location is ADA accessible

Why was Roe v. Wade Overturned? What History Tells Us

Come by for lunch at the Penn Women's Center for discussion about the…

Penn History Book Conversations

Kathy Brown and Sally Gordon

Discussion of Kathy Brown, Undoing Slavery: Bodies, Race and Rights in the Age of Abolition (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022).  In conversation with Prof. Sally Gordon.


Penn, Fossil Fuel, and the History of the Future

Jared Farmer studies the histories of built and unbuilt environments from the hyperlocal to the planetary. His temporal expertise is the long nineteenth century; his regional expertise is the North…