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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The history professor credits none other than another professor with inspiring him to study history. Now, he hopes his historical writings can inspire today’s students to stud the past.

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President Trump has governed in ways that seem unlike any of his predecessors. A College of Liberal Arts panel explored how this affecting the U.S.’s relationships with other nations.

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The History Department explores the threat to climate action presented by the current political situation and how to take climate leadership despite it.

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With Raúl Castro stepping down as Cuba’s president, the History Department explores how Cuba arrived at this moment.

Apr 23, 2018

Meet Alumnus Dan Kunze

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I graduated from Temple in 2008 with Honors in History. Since then, I have successfully managed a Pennsylvania State House campaign. Graduated from law school while working full-time. Commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. Consulted and worked with chief information officers for Fortune 500 companies in the Washington, DC Metro area.