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Welcome to the Department of History

The Department of History at the University of Tennessee provides an engaged and exciting place to learn about the past. We have an award-winning faculty that provides a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum. We offer graduate programs in three clusters: 1. Modern Europe, with an emphasis on German history; 2. American history, with special emphasis on African-American history, Atlantic and transnational history, early American history, nineteenth century history, religious history, and southern history; and, 3. Pre-Modern history (ca. 300-1600), with particular strengths in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages (ca. 300-1000 CE) and the late Medieval and Reformation period (ca. 1250-1550 CE) as well as religious and inter-religious history, gender studies, and textual studies (manuscripts, transmission, and print culture). The Department houses editorial projects on the presidential papers of Andrew Jackson and James Polk. We also work closely with interdisciplinary institutes and centers on campus, most importantly the Marco Institute and the Center for the Study of Tennesseans and War.

This is a stellar place to think and learn about the past, and find a path to your future. Come join us! Follow the links above, or see below for more information.