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Fields of Study

The Department offers intense academic training in a supportive, close-knit, open-minded environment. Our faculty has particular strength in Asian, European, Latin American history, and US history, but its small size also encourages contacts across standard disciplinary boundaries; our students are doing research in the history of the Atlantic world, disability studies, public history, urban history, gay and lesbian studies, and other emerging fields. Partly because of these innovative approaches, our graduates hold positions in universities, museums, and libraries across the country.

Geographical areas



Early Modern Europe

Latin America

Modern Europe

North/South Atlantic

US and Colonial America

Thematic areas

African American History

Gender and Sexuality

Imperialism and Colonialism

Intellectual History

Medicine / Disability / Science

Political History



Social and Cultural History

Transnational / International History