United States Concentration

HIS 8002 Seminar in North American History

HIS 8011 American Society in the Colonial Era to 1750

HIS 8016 American Nation 1750-1800

HIS 8021 Early American Republic

HIS 8026 American Civil War Studies

HIS 8033 The Gilded Age, 1865-1900

HIS 8041 Roosevelt to Roosevelt

HIS 8042 U S since the New Deal

HIS 8061 American Foreign Relations to 1914

HIS 8062 American Foreign Relations since 1914

HIS 8003 American Women and Gender History

HIS 8066 Topics in Amer Intellectual and Cultural History

HIS 8071 Topics in Early American Social History

HIS 8072 Topics in Modern American Social History

HIS 8076 Topics in American Economic History

HIS 8077 Topics in African-American History During Slavery

HIS 8078 Topics in African-American History since 1865

HIS 8081 Reconstruction

HIS 8702 Intro to Public History

HIS 8704 Material Culture

HIS 8802 Seminar in American Historiography

Contact the Program Director

Judith Giesberg, Ph.D.
(610) 519-4668


Upcoming Events

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  • Old House, New Discoveries Event
    April 24th at 5:30 p.m. Come peek into the rarely seen service spaces in The Woodlands mansion and learn about the ordinary people who worked beneath the stairs. Graduate students from the Department of History at Villanova University will share new research on the Woodlands mansion.

  • On Friday, April 4, Villanova University will host its 25th annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Conference. The conference highlights research from a variety of disciplines, all connected by a focus on gender/women. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Click on the link below for further information: http://www.vuhistoricallyspeaking.blogspot.com/
  • Dr. Chris Haas has published the essay "Geopolitics and Georgian Identity in Late Antiquity: the Dangerous World of Vakhtang Gorgasali" in Georgian Christian Thought and Its Cultural Context: Memorial Volume for the 125th Anniversary of Shalva Nutsubidze (1888-1969), edited by Tamar Nutsubidze, Cornelia B. Horn, and Basil Lourié (Leiden: Brill Publications, 2014), pp, 29-44. 
  • Professor Bernard Reilly’s review of Miriam Shadis, Berenguela of Castile (1180-1246) and Political Women in the High Middle Ages (2009) has been published in Speculum 88 (2013), 338-339.
  • In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the National Constitution Center presents a conversation with scholars Ted Widmer, Sean Wilentz, Judith Giesberg, and Adam Goodheart of the popular New York Times "Disunion" blog on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.  ...read more
  • Lynne Ann Hartnett, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of Russian area studies, was interviewed on CBS Channel 3 News regarding the situation in Chechnya as part of the media reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings.