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 Archives »

    12/9/2021

    The Digital Archives program makes available historical documents on a variety of topics related to local history and Virginia history, and the American Civil War.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.

  2. Sharon Roger Hepburn Named Dalton Eminent Scholar »

    12/9/2021

    Professor Sharon Roger Hepburn receives recognition from Radford University as a Dalton Eminent Scholar

  3. History Professor Researches Hippies and Hitchhiking »

    12/9/2021

    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.

  4. Dean's Scholars »

    5/17/2021

    For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Department of History recognized Amanda Dean (History) and Mackinzy Wiseman (Social Science) with Dean's Scholars awards.

  5. World War II Series »

    5/5/2021

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

    The World War II Series concluded in Spring 2021.  If you missed a presentation, see the World War II Series page for recordings of many of them.

  6. Internship opportunities »

    5/5/2021

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

  7. Epperly Receives Recognition »

    3/21/2021

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

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