History

Fordham University 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.

New Position in 2018/19

Gender/Sexuality in Modern Britain and/or British Empire: 
Fordham University seeks a historian for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in 19th and/or 20th century British or British Imperial history with a specialization in gender and/or sexuality. Applications with colonial, transnational and Irish perspectives/approaches are encouraged. Applications should include a CV, three recommendations and a writing sample, and should be submitted to Interfolio (ID: 27665) by 1 December 2017.  Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Silvana Patriarca, at patriarca@fordham.edu. Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.

Fordham Mini Lecture: Kirsten Swinth on an Important Piece of Feminist History