News & Views
Sarah Gordon (UPenn), and Kevin Waite (Durham Univ-UK) - California is finally confronting its history of slavery. Here’s how. Los Angeles is finding success at reshaping its commemorative landscape
Nick Foretek - In a riveting story of rebellion, intrigue, love, betrayal, and exile, a Syrian revolutionary finds solace in the philosopher Sadiq Jalal al-Azm’s wine.
Jared Farmer and other Penn Professors on THE WORLD AT OUR FEET. It’s our tiny oasis in a vast universe, and it’s feeling fragile. Five faculty give us the latest on Earth and its prospects.
Two Ph.D History students - VanJessica Gladney & Kimberly St Julian Varnon - among the Inaugural Presidential Ph.D. Fellows.
Historian Walter Licht – President Biden’s big plans through the lens of history. The American Jobs Plan and how it compares to national projects of the past
Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon - My joy over the Derek Chauvin verdict was fleeting because I know America
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.
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.