News & Views
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
History Major Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo has been awarded a 2021 Beinecke Scholarship to pursue a graduate education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Cheikh Anta Babou, a Penn historian of Islam and the modern West African Muslim diaspora, publishes The Muridiyya on the Move. Islam, Migration, and Place Making (Ohio University Press, 2021)
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.