Our department includes over 40 faculty members, 400 History majors, and more than 100 M.A. and Ph.D. students. We train executives, lawyers, politicians, educators, preservationists, and tomorrow's historians. Rich regional resources and acclaimed research centers ensure Temple a prominent voice in global conversations about the past.

The American Historical Association has awarded Prof. Susan Klepp the Joan Kelly Memorial Award in Women’s History for her book Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760 - 1820.

Gregory Urwin recounts the POW ordeal of the 1,621 Americans captured on Wake Island on December 23, 1941, explaining how they emerged from three-and-a-half years of starvation rations, slave labor, and combined physical and mental abuse with one of the lowest death rates among all Allied forces taken by the Japanese.  Inspired by the group’s 403 U.S. Marines, the Wake Islanders established life-saving communities that supported their sick and injured, enabling 85 percent of them to survive with their dignity intact.

Prof. Teshale Tibebu's book, Hegel and the Third World: The Making of Eurocentrism in World History, has been published by Syracuse University Press.

Bettye Collier-Thomas's groundbreaking book gives us a remarkable account of the religious faith, social and political activism, and extraordinary resilience of black women during the centuries of American growth and change. Jesus, Jobs, and Justice restores black women to their rightful place in American and black history and demonstrates their faith in themselves, their race, and their God.