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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. »
- Three RU Seniors Discuss Their Experiences as History Majors
- Why Study History? Watch This. (Video Courtesy of the University of Utah)
- "History is not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data," by Paul Sturtevant
- This Day in History
- American Memory Project
- Turabian Online
News & Announcements
Professor Sharon Roger Hepburn receives recognition from Radford University as a Dalton Eminent Scholar
The World War II: Experience and Legacy Series, 75th Anniversary Commemoration.
The World War II Series is back with two more installments on March 28 and April 11, 2022. Also, if you missed a previous presentation, see the World War II Series page for recordings of many of them.
The Digital Archives program makes available historical documents on a variety of topics related to local history and Virginia history, and the American Civil War.
New materials have been added to the Digital Archives pages. Check out the latest materials in The New River Valley Collection.
RU history professor Richard Straw is exploring the phenomenon of hitchhiking and taking to the open road in the 1960s and 1970s. His study promises a glimpse of American society during the peak of the Counterculture.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Department of History recognized Amanda Dean (History) and Mackinzy Wiseman (Social Science) with Dean's Scholars awards.
Are you a history major interested in pursuing an internship experience?
Epperly, 2021 Graduate, Receives Recognition as Teacher of the Year at Christiansburg High School.