Welcome to the University of Oregon History Department. We are a group of scholars and teachers with a passion for understanding the past in all its dimensions. With twenty-five full-time members and several participating instructors, our distinguished and innovative faculty offers courses and conducts research on the history of classical antiquity, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, colonial North America and the United States, and the world as a whole.
Undergraduate history majors learn about the variety of human experience over time and, in so doing, acquire analytical and writing skills that prepare them for success in numerous areas of work and study. History graduate students become immersed in the latest scholarship and develop research projects that contribute in significant ways to an understanding of the past. They play a vital role in the department’s teaching mission as well.