Department of History
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Ave.
115 Hebert Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5162
Fax: 504-862-8739
The rich heritage of New Orleans, our award-winning faculty, the outstanding history resources on our campus, and Tulane University's tradition of excellence make history a vital part of "the Tulane experience."

If you would like to learn more about history at Tulane, please contact me. I will be happy to send you information, arrange for you to tour our campus, and introduce you to our faculty. I hope to hear from you soon.

Linda Pollock
Chair, Tulane History Department.

The history department’s mission for our majors is to ground students in the foundations of the human experience. We explore cause-and-effect relationships in human affairs, and encourage them to understand the power and complexity of the past in shaping the contemporary human condition. We strive to convey to all our students an understanding of historical actors, events, belief systems, material realities and cultural values that have shaped the world in which they live. History courses at both the introductory and advanced levels emphasize focus and in depth historical knowledge and skills that are essential for personal and professional growth and success—including critical analysis and reasoning, and written and oral communication. In so doing, our mission helps fulfill Tulane University’s mission to enrich the capacity of its students to think, to learn, and to act and lead with integrity and wisdom.

HIRING: Historian of Brazil since Independence    
Applications are by Interfolio. Click here to apply or for more information.
Prof. Justin Wolfe, Search Chair.



Congratulations to our 2015 award winners  

Prof. Justin Wolfe Appears on TLC  
Justin Wolfe helps America Ferrera understand her family's history in early 20th-century Honduras.  [more...]

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project  
A traveling exhibit that examines the history of the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba from multiple perspectives and raises questions about U.S.-Cuban relations, civil liberties, national security, and public memory in the past, present, and future.  [more...]

The department of history would like to welcome our new faculty:  

Congratulations to the Ph.D. Graduates of 2014  

2014 Congratulations to our award and fellowship winners:  

2014 History Student Awards  
The department of history congratulates our undergraduate award winners:  [more...]

New Latin American Visiting Professor  
New Professor Melanie Huska from University of Minnesota. Courses will be taught in the Fall HISL 3911 and HISL 6911  [more...]

A history degree is a smart career move!  

Lillian Guerra  
March 13, 2014 at 4pm
"Racism, Black Consciousness & the Problem of Unintended Dissidence in the Cuban Revolution, 1965-1971"  [more...]

Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household  
Thavolia Glymph, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, will lead a lunch-time 12:30-2pm colloquium on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the History Department.  [more...]

Published Dissertation  
Catherine Wilkerson, Tulane History Alumni, published her dissertation  [more...]

The Constance Rourke Prize has been awarded to Jana Lipman  
The American Studies Association is proud to recognize the continuing high level of scholarship examining our American cultures.  [more...]

Tulane History Twitter  
The history department now tweets. New Spring course updates daily.  [more...]

New Book by Dean Carole Haber  
Carole Haber, Professor of History and Dean of the School of Liberals Arts, has just published newest book, The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West (University of North Carolina Press, 2013).  [more...]

Welcome new faculty to the History Department  
The History Department at Tulane University would like to welcome Professor Jessica Pearson-Patel, Professor Yigit Akin and Professor Blake Gilpin.  [more...]

Mystery of free women of color unraveled by Emily Clark  

2013 Graduate Student Fellowships Awarded  

2013 Undergraduate Awards  

Guadalupe Garcia Awarded a Young Glick Fellowship, 2013  

New History Major Guidelines  
For a hard copy of the new guidelines, stop by Hebert rm 115.  [more...]

Randy J. Sparks was one of two receipients of the 2012 Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching  
View more for the video  [more...]

The 2012 Shelley Coverman Award awarded to Nancy Stockton  

Elisabeth McMahon Selected as Young Mellon Professor  

PhD 2014 Graduates  

Department of History Receives Generous Gift  

PhD 2014 Graduates  

A history degree is a smart career move!  

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