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History Department

Our 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.

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History at Fordham Blog

Leahey Fellowship 2023-2024 Report: Benjamin Bertrand

Michael J. Sanders, PhD Candidate, presents at 2023 conference in Israel and researches in Spain with support of History Department, GSAS, and Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi Institute

Patrick C. DeBrosse, PhD Candidate, publishes an article entitled “The First Draft of a Saladin Legend: Saladin’s Reputation in the Latin West prior to 1187”

Leahey Fellowship 2023-2024 Report: Maria Carriere

Patrick C. DeBrosse, PhD candidate, publishes a blog post, “A Note on Names”

History Department to present “Sudan: Violence, Political Economy, and Environmental History” at Lincoln Center.

Amir Idris, Professor of History, publishes an op-ed entitled “Recognizing and Mitigating the Risk of Expansion of Sudan’s Conflict to South Sudan”

Fordham to host “Catholicism As Cultural History: The Enduring Legacy of John O’Malley, S.J.” at Lincoln Center

Scott G. Bruce, Professor of History, and W. Tanner Smoot, PhD Candidate, publish an article entitled “The Social Life of an Eleventh-Century Shrine in the Miraculorum sancti Maioli libri duo (BHL 5186)”

HGSA hosts “Historic Horror Stories” for Halloween.