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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  1. World War II Series »


    The World War II: Experience and Legacy Series, 75th Anniversary Commemoration.

    The World War II Series concludes on March 31, 2021 when Adam Bennett presents “Powder, People and Politics: the Radford Ordnance Works and the New River Valley”  More information about this event is available on the World War II Series page.

  2. Epperly Receives Recognition »


    Epperly, 2021 Graduate, Receives Recognition as Teacher of the Year at Christiansburg High School.

  3. Dr. Mary Ferrari, Professor of History, Retires »


    Dr. Mary Ferrari, Professor of History, retired in May 2020 after nearly thirty years of teaching and service at Radford University.

  4. Digital History »


    Dr. Hepburn's digital archives class transcribes historical records every semester.  Check out here the most recent contributions from spring 2020.

  5. Department of History Celebrates 2020 Graduates »


    The Department of History celebrates the accomplishment of 23 of its majors who completed their baccalaureates and are joining the ranks of Radford alumni.

  6. History Professor Receives Recognition »


    The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences recognized the scholarly efforts of Dr. Matt Oyos at the start of the fall semester of 2019.

  7. Donors Luncheon »


    Dr. Charles McClellan and students recognized at donors luncheon.

  8. Professor Richard Straw Leads Students on European Study Abroad Experience »


    Dr. Richard Straw led students during summer 2019 on a study abroad experience that took students to England, France, Belgium, and Germany.

  9. Dean's Scholars »


    For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Department of History picked Kaitlyn Partanen (History) and Autumn Woodson (Social Science) for the Dean's Scholars awards.

  10. Ament Publishes Singing to Victory »


    Suzanne Ament has published a book on the power of song in the Soviet Union during World War II.  She explores how the anthems of that era helped propel the Soviet people to victory and left behind a signifcant cultural legacy.

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