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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Comic artist and writer Eli Valley was a recent guest of CLA’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. While on campus, he shared his Diaspora Boy comics with students and discussed his criticism of Zionist views of diaspora Jews.

Political Science Chair Robin Kolodny shared some of the biggest takeaways from the 2018 midterm election with College of Liberal Arts students as part of the History Department’s final Teach-in event of the 2018 fall semester.

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Following the tragic deaths of 11 Jews in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the College of Liberal Arts’ History and Religion departments invited students to a forum on the history and current state of anti-Semitism in the U.S.

photo of Dr. Harry Edwards sitting and talking with Howard Bryant

Sociologist and civil rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards sat down with author and ESPN Senior Writer Howard Bryant to discuss the issue of black athlete protests at Temple University’s Performing Arts Center.

Temple University Japan Professor Robert Dujarric visited the Main Campus for a History Department Teach-in and spoke about how America’s allies are reacting to the current American political landscape.

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