Past Events


In Defense of Defiance: Women and Political Resistance in Iran

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet is a prominent scholar of Iranian and Middle Eastern history. Her research addresses issues of national and cultural formation and gender concerns in Iran, as well as…


Tales that Bodies Tell: The Entangled Paths to Black Lives Matter and the Repeal of Roe v. Wade

Kathleen Brown is a historian of gender and race in early America and the Atlantic World. Educated at Wesleyan University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she is author of Good Wives,…

Historical Thinking and Transitional Justice: Perspectives from Colombia


Catalina Muñoz (Ph.D., UPenn-History) is associate professor of history at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Her publications include A Fervent Crusade for the National Soul: Cultural Politics in…

History Department Open House


Penn Undergraduates are invited to join the History Department faculty at our fall Open House! Come and learn more about studying History at Penn, especially our spring '23 History courses and the History Major and…

“Sovereign Joy: Afro-Mexicans Kings and Queens, 1539-1640”

Sponsors: Department of History and Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Sovereign Joy explores the performance of festive black kings and queens among Afro-Mexicans between 1539 and 1640. This fascinating study illustrates how the first African and Afro-creole people in colonial…

Penn History Honors Thesis Symposium


Please join us on April 28 as we celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s graduating Honors Thesis students! Student presentations begin at 2:30 and will be followed by a poster session. Don’t miss…

Russian History and Culture Workshop

East Coast Graduate Seminar
Apr 22, 2022 Apr 23, 2022 at -

Celebrating New Faculty Books

Roger Chartier, author of Won in Translation. Textual Mobility in Early Modern Europe (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022), in conversation with John Pollack, translator of Won in Translation.