1. Dean's Scholars »


    For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Department of History recognized Richard Tisinger (History) and Jaelyn Szerokman (Social Science) with Dean's Scholars awards.

  2. Student and Professor Explore African American History »


    Professor Sharon Roger Hepburn and history major Demiah Smith Collaborate in the Exploration of an African American Civil War Regiment. Dr. Roger Hepburn published a collection of letters from an African American Union soldier in March 2023, and Demiah Smith assisted her work in studying the regiment in which he served. For more on their work, follow the link on this story.

  3. Sharon Roger Hepburn Set To Publish New Book »


    Professor Sharon Roger Hepburn's new book offers the letters of an African American soldier during the Civil War.

  4. World War II Series »


    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.

  5. Digital Archives »


    The Digital Archives program makes available historical documents on a variety of topics related to local history and Virginia history, and the American Civil War.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

  6. History Professor Researches Hippies and Hitchhiking »


    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.

  7. Internship opportunities »


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

  8. Epperly Receives Recognition »


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

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