History News

Who are we, and where are we going? For the answers, the Department of History looks to the past to see where we came from. Below you’ll find chronicles of our History students, alumni and faculty, and you can contact us if you think you have a History story that should be published here. Students learn about the political, cultural, industrial and revolutionary movements that led to the rise and fall of civilizations across time. Their interest in uncovering the patterns and watershed breaks from tradition that shaped our world is encouraged by a passionate faculty eager to show them the past while preparing them for their future.

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Senior Audrey Kutryan, a global studies and French major, shares her experience at the College of Liberal Arts’ recent Mazur Alumni Networking event. The annual event gives CLA students a guided, pressure-free opportunity to network with alumni and fellow students.

photo of students Jess Bird and Caroline Tynan

This month, history PhD alumna Jessica Bird and political science PhD alumna Caroline Tynan began their Mellon/ACLS fellowships at the Center for Court Innovation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, respectively.

photo of Andy Satinsky writing on clipboard

Andy Satinsky, CLA ’03, founded Weckerly’s Ice Cream with his wife Jen in 2012. He credits Temple University with helping introduce him to some small business resources and the College of Liberal Arts with providing him a multifaceted education.

collage of all 6 fulbright winners

The College of Liberal Arts has another class of outstanding Fulbright students for 2019. Discover who they are, why they chose the College of Liberal Arts, what they want to study with their scholarships and what steps they recommend aspiring Fulbrighters take to follow in their footsteps.

graphical image of black fist holding chain that is breaking and turning into birds flying

Today, June 19, Americans around the country will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday recognizing the freeing of slaves. For Americans who aren’t as familiar with Juneteenth as they are with the Fourth of July, CLA History Professor Wilbert Jenkins discusses the holiday’s origins and importance.

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