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. Digital History »

    5/22/2020

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

  2. Department of History Celebrates 2020 Graduates »

    5/21/2020

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

  3. World War II Series »

    4/26/2020

    Due to the efforts to contain COVID-19, the remaining events of the World War II 75th Anniversary Series will be postponed until at least the fall.

    In 2020, the Department of History, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, McConnell Library, and the Office of the University Provost will sponsor the World War II 75th Anniversary Series: Experience and Legacy. This series will consist of a number of events to commemorate the end of this world-altering conflict.

  4. History Professor Receives Recognition »

    1/7/2020

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

  5. Donors Luncheon »

    12/10/2019

    Dr. Charles McClellan and students recognized at donors luncheon.

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

    9/24/2019

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

  7. Dean's Scholars »

    5/27/2019

    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.

  8. Ament Publishes Singing to Victory »

    2/14/2019

    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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