CUA History Department

The History Department at the Catholic University of America The history department is a long-standing, vital and integral part of Catholic University. programs.

It offers a superb undergraduate and graduate education, combining the intimacy of a liberal arts college with the rigor of a research university. The undergraduate major culminates in small intensive seminars and in original research; where possible connections are made to Washington, DC, as a central location for U.S. and international history and as a city rich in research opportunities. The ci

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Photos from CUA History Department's post 05/10/2024

Eleven graduating History majors were recognized at today’s Honors Convocation. We are so proud of you all! Congratulations!
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05/09/2024

In HIST 349B students will "Discover Medieval DC" through lectures & by creating content for the "Medieval DC" website. View our video to learn more ~ Register for this NEW Fall 24 course! Link to website: https://sites.google.com/cua.edu/medievaldc/home
Humanities DC

04/10/2024

Our EVENTS impact Students, Faculty, and often connect us with the greater DC community. The generosity of our CatholicU Alumni, CUA parents & friends supports stipends for guest speakers, publicity, live streaming, and receptions.
Consider a gift to support the 24-25 Academic Year. Visit our Page for details.
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Historical notes on eclipse- themed art and artifacts

04/09/2024

Learn about our HISTORY STUDENTS' AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS in this video! Stay tuned for more videos in this series! CatholicU Alumni The Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America School of Arts and Sciences

04/08/2024

LEARNING IN & BEYOND the CLASSROOM ~ View our Video for a Glimpse of Students & Faculty in Action! The Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America School of Arts and Sciences Cua Archives
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01/23/2024

Exciting news! You make every day brighter, Ms. Willie!

Introduction to the Celtic World: Before the Roman Conquests (ZOOM) 01/19/2024

Dr Jennifer Paxton is teaching a series of classes in the upcoming Winter 2024 for Washington Metro The Oasis Institute
Click below for details and to register for the ZOOM option. Use this link to attend IN PERSON https://washington-metro.oasiseverywhere.org/product/introduction-to-the-celtic-world-before-the-roman-conquests-at-oasis/

Introduction to the Celtic World: Before the Roman Conquests (ZOOM) To the Romans and the Greeks, the Celts were exotic barbarians, but the artifacts they left behind tell a different story. The Celts produced sophisticated metalwork and traded with other peoples throughout the Mediterranean and even into central Asia. In this lecture, learn about a culture that dom...

Photos from The Catholic University of America's post 01/16/2024

Join in, History degree Alumni! CUA would love to learn from you!

01/16/2024

Register to join us for a presentation by Rachel L. Swarns, author of “The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church.” Doors open at 5:30 PM with a limited number of books for sale; Event starts at 6:00; a book signing and light reception will follow the presentation. Registration is required for this free event; visit https://advance.catholic.edu/go/swarns272

Co-sponsored by School of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America School of Arts and Sciences The Catholic University of America School of Theology and Religious Studies

01/15/2024

Outstanding opportunity this week! Prep for future research papers by attending a session this Tues or Wed.
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For questions or accommodations email [email protected]

01/04/2024

Congratulations to Amos Bronner (Ph.D. student), whose article "The judgement of God and the fate of a dog: the ninth-century ordeal debate and the anonymous Song of Count Timo" was recently published in the Journal of Medieval History.

01/03/2024

Register for this free event at https://tinyurl.com/CUAthe272 ~ For group registrations, email [email protected] ~ Rachel Swarns, author of “ The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church” ~ at The Catholic University of America ~ Feb 1st ~ 6:00 -8:00pm
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11/28/2023

We're grateful for our CUA community and want to share this video of History Dept Highlights! If you're inspired by please consider contributing a gift to the Catholic University History Department or The Catholic University of America School of Arts and Sciences to support our students and faculty! Link below. https://advance.catholic.edu/crowdfunding/givingtuesday/ArtSci?appealcode=ASEGTU124
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10/13/2023

Join us live OR virtually for “Collisions: The War in Ukraine and The Origins of The New Global Instability” on 10/25/23 @ 6PM. Dr. Michael Kimmage will present; Maria Lipman will moderate. REGISTER via link in first comment, flier QR, or www.tinyurl.com/CUAkimmage

10/11/2023

Introducing "Medieval DC" at the Smithsonian Castle & National Museum of Asian Art

Sat, 10/14

10am - Guided visit to the Smithsonian Castle, with Dr. Jennifer Paxton

10:30 - specially designed tour of the National Museum of Asian Art & light reception

Registration is free! 👇

09/21/2023

Join us this Sunday @ 5:30 PM for a Mass to Commemorate World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Details in image below. The Catholic University of America

08/24/2022

Fall 2022 Courses Highlight:
History 337D: History of the Present

This class is an examination of the war in Ukraine. It explores the historical origins of this war - in Ukraine, in Russia, in Europe and in the United States. It reviews the necessary Cold War history. It delves into the core U.S. interests involved and uses analogies - from World War I and World War II - to understand what is new and what is familiar about the ongoing war in Ukraine. It explores the diplomacy related to the war. In sum, this class will help to clarify the global implications of the major war that is unfolding before our eyes.

08/03/2022

Congratulations to Professor Lawrence R. Poos on publication of his book, Love, Hate, and the Law in Tudor England: The Three Wives of Ralph Rishton (link to the book in bio)

Photos from CUA History Department's post 06/16/2022

Congratulations are in order to Professor Lev Weitz, Director of Graduate Studies at for receiving 2022-2023 Academic Year Fellowship for Byzantine Studies.

On June 8, 2022, Dumbarton Oaks announced Summer and Academic Year Fellows in their three areas of study: Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies, as well as the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies.

Photos from CUA History Department's post 05/18/2022

Congratulations Class of 2022! We had a wonderful time celebrating you this past weekend.

Photos from CUA History Department's post 05/12/2022

On Wednesday 20 April, the Department of History hosted its annual celebration of student achievement, honoring History Majors who wrote their senior theses during the 2021-2022 academic year, and inducting the newest members of The Catholic University of America’s Theta Omicron chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for students of history. The event is the Department’s way of re-emphasizing its commitment to fostering research and writing for its students.

This year’s Zeender Prize recipient is Olivia Brogan, for her thesis entitled “Treasures of Old Philadelphia: An Analysis of Two Gilded Age Mansions in Suburban Philadelphia”.

The Farrell prize, given to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average, went to Laura Roa.

For the full story, please check out our website. (Linked in bio)

05/09/2022

On 26 April 2022, His Excellency, Daniel Mulhall, 18th Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, visited the campus of The Catholic University of America to participate in the launch of two books by members of the university’s Irish Studies program.

The book presentation celebrated the publication of ‘Bone and Marrow/ Cnámh Agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern’ (Wake Forest University Press, 2022), co-edited by Dr. Samuel Fisher (Department of History), and ‘Classics and Celtic Literary Modernism: Yeats, Joyce, MacDiarmid and Jones’ (Cambridge University Press, 2022). by Dr. Gregory Baker (Department of English, Director of Irish Studies).  Pictured (left to right): Professor Fisher, Ambassador Mulhall, and Professor Baker

American Foundings: How Should We Remember? History, Meaning, and Community 05/05/2022

We are delighted to share this panel discussion on "American Foundings" with:

- Jamelle Bouie, New York Times Columnist
- Kate Masur, Historian and author of ‘Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement’ &
- Jack Rakove, Historian of American Revolution and Constitution

The panel was moderated by Professor Stephen West of the Catholic University of America History Department.

Sponsored by the CUA School of Arts & Sciences, the series covers the topic of "How Should We Remember?: History, Meaning, & Community"

https://vimeo.com/706271916?ref=tw-share

American Foundings: How Should We Remember? History, Meaning, and Community Watch a robust discussion on how Americans today do — and should — remember the history, meaning, and legacy of the American Revolution and the Constitution…

04/22/2022

Please join us, the Department of History, and Department of Irish Studies for a book launch this coming Tuesday, April 26 at noon.

03/11/2022

Please join us on Monday, March 28 at 6:00 PM for an online Cherry Blossom tour titled “Viewing Cherry Blossoms Through the Eyes of Asian Artists, in association with the Asian Studies Program.

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In HIST 349B students will "Discover Medieval DC" through lectures & by creating content for the "Medieval DC" website. ...
Our EVENTS impact Students, Faculty, and often connect us with the greater DC community.  The generosity of our Catholic...
Learn about our HISTORY STUDENTS' AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS in this video! Stay tuned for more videos in this series!  #C...
LEARNING IN & BEYOND the CLASSROOM  ~ View our Video for a Glimpse of Students & Faculty in Action! The Catholic Univers...
We're grateful for our CUA community and want to share this video of History Dept Highlights! If you're inspired by #Giv...
We're grateful for our CUA community and want to share this video of History Dept Highlights! If you're inspired by #Giv...
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