Welcome to Marquette University’s Department of History!


Featured Alumni

Featured Alumnus: Chris Lese

As a student in the MU History Department, I was challenged to engage the public in a variety of ways through participation in both local and national field schools and internships. This wide variety of immersion experiences continue to enhance my teaching inside and outside of the classroom.” Read more about Chris here.

Recent News

Our annual Klement lecture welcomes Dr. Felipe Hinojosa, PhD, Baylor University, Body & Spirit: Preachers, Radicals, and the Politics of the Latinx Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, October 11th, 5:00 p.m., Raynor Library Conference Center, Beaumier Suites B/C

Our 19th Annual Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., lecture Monday, March 6, 2023.

History PhD Admissions is open

Watch a video of the 2021 Distinguished Scholars Virtual Event.  Jim Marten is honored as a Way-Klingler Fellow (roughly minutes 22-24) and Steven Avella’s 2020 Haggerty Award for Research Excellence is featured later (roughly minutes 42-45).

Congratulations to Laura Matthew who was elected Secretary/President-Elect of the Central America Committee of the Conference for Latin American History for 2021-23.

Watch Dr. Smith discuss his work with America’s Black Holocaust Museum, located here in Milwaukee

The American Historical Association was all virtual this year.  This means we can all watch the plenary discussion on Erasing History, featuring our own Laura Matthew with Annette Gordon-Reed, Daniel Immerwahrt, Shani Roper, and Philip Nord

Hear Dr. Gonzalez discuss his research in the American Catholic Historical Association’s Scholar Spotlight

Check out some of our new videos! 

 Although the COVID-19 virus disrupted everything about the spring semester at Marquette—including the History Department’s Phi Alpha Theta initiation, as well as our end of the year party, where we recognize faculty and student achievements—we nevertheless want to offer some of the highlights of our academic year in a series of short videos.

Department News Archive