Male student emphasizing a point in class - LGOur department explores world history from the medieval through the present period, stressing a diverse, student-oriented education. Our outstanding faculty challenges students of all academic levels to scrutinize the past, to question mainstream ideas, and to become experienced orators and writers. These analytical and rhetorical skills transfer to all kinds of professions, so our current and former students can be found in fields as varied as teaching, museum curating, editing, lobbying, and journalism.

Our undergraduate courses cover a range of global cultures, events, and themes—from medieval warfare to the war in Vietnam, from early monasticism to sexual revolutions, from technology to food. Our rigorous and selective graduate program centers on two major areas: medieval and modern (1485–Present) history.

Available Faculty Position:

The Department of History at Fordham University seeks applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the history of Early North America in the context of the Atlantic World, with a preference for scholars specializing in slavery and race. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their period and specialty. Ability to contribute to proposed Global History MA a plus. Candidates must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2016. Send letter of application, C.V., and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/32043). Fordham University is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds; it is an equal opportunity employer. For questions, contact Prof. Saul Cornell.

O'Connell Initiative Inaugural Lecture

Dr. Sven Beckert, Laird Professor of History, Harvard University

November 5, 6:00 pm, LL 12th Floor Lounge.

Tracking the Global History of Capitalism

Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University

Sponsored with the O’Connell Initiative in Global Capitalism

Please RSVP by Wednesday October 28

New Faculty:

The History Department welcomes Dr. Magda Teter, who will come to Fordham in the fall as the first holder of the Shvidler Chair in Jewish Studies. Dr. Teter is a leader in the fields of early modern Polish-Jewish history and Catholic-Jewish relations, and has served as co-editor of AJS Review, the journal of the Association for Jewish Studies. She is now working on a book about Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish reactions to the blood libel in early modern Europe. Dr. Teter will bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and energy to History and to Jewish Studies at Fordham!