The study of history unveils the complexity of human existence in the past and supplies insight into the present and future. History majors learn not just about the past and its relevance to today, but they also learn to think, write and speak analytically, skills that may be applied in many careers. We invite you to join us on this journey through time. Read more about the Department of History. »

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News & Announcements

  1. Digital History »


    A digital history program is underway in the Department of History with student researchers transcribing the records of the Botetourt County Courthouse.

  2. History paper prize winner »


    The History Department awarded the Distiguished Essay Award to Kaleb Cahoon for his work on "The Persecution of Homosexuals in Nazi Germany."

  3. Students receive honors in history »


    Kaleb Cahoon, Nicholas Stephenson and Geoffrey White graduated with Honors in History.

  4. Dean's Scholars »


    For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Department of History picked Kaleb Kahoon (History) and Andrew Cox (Social Science) for the Dean's Scholars awards.

  5. History alumnus publishes book »


    Philip W. Travis, Radford University history major and class of 2002, has published his first academic monograph, Reagan's War on Terrorism in Nicaragua: The Outlaw State.

  6. The Department of History has moved »


    The Department of History has moved into the new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences building

  7. Internship opportunities »


    Are you a history major interested in pursuing an internship experience?

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