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    
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Prof. Justin Wolfe, Search Chair.



"Why Diamonds Really Are a Girl  
Linda K. Kerber
May Brodeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History of Emerita, Lecturer in Law, University of Iowa

Thursday, Januray 28, 2016
9:30 - 10:45 am
213 Hebert Hall
(Pastries, fruit and coffee provided)  [more...]

On the Teeth of the Wind: Climate, Public Health, and the American Empire Along the Antebellum U.S. Gulf Coast  
A talk by Elaine LeFay
University of Pennsylvania  [more...]

Can the 14th Amendment Save Itself?  
Linda K. Kerber
May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History of Emerita, Lecturer in Law, University of Iowa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 pm
201 Hebert Hall  [more...]

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A lecture by Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez
Department of History, University of Pittsburgh  [more...]

Congratulations to our 2015 award winners  

Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and Louis Michot in conversation with Nick Spitzer  

PhD student Chris Willoughby featured on podcast  
Chris Willoughby, who is completing his dissertation on race and medicine in antebellum American culture is featured in's "Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery" podcasts.  [more...]

A history degree is a smart career move!  

Tulane History Twitter  
The history department now tweets.  [more...]

A history degree is a smart career move!  

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