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OU Department of History Update

In order to comply with recent public health statements from our Provost, in consultation with OUHSC and the Centers for Disease Control, our departmental offices are closed, and we are not meeting one-on-one with students. Please contact us via:email 

James Hart, Department Chair,
Christa Seedorf, Administrative Coordinator,
Janie Adkins, Graduate Administrative Secretary,

We appreciate your respect of these rules instituted to keep us all safe and virus-free.

OU Department of History

The study of History has always claimed a place at the center of a liberal arts education, and for good reason. By understanding the experiences of women and men who lived in the near and distant past, students gain a far sharper perspective on their own place in the world. Knowing the past enhances our capacity to imagine the future. History also sharpens our research and writing skills and hones our ability to think both critically and imaginatively.

Please explore this website to learn more about our discipline and our Department. Our faculty offers courses covering all parts of the globe, from the ancient to the modern periods. We offer B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. At every level, we aim to cultivate an exciting and challenging intellectual community. Welcome!

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To apply for conference and research travel, please download and complete this History Travel Application. (pdf)