Middle East

The University of Georgia History Department supports a developing research and teaching agenda for the Middle East. Faculty members have published in internationally recognized journals on a broad range of topics relating to the political, social, and cultural history of the modern Middle East. Areas of interest and expertise include the history of colonialism and anti-colonialism in the Arab world, the social history of Middle Eastern working classes, the development of sectarian conflict in Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf, and the cultural politics of revolutionary movements.

Gender and Sexuality

The study of gender and sexuality is an exciting and expanding field in history, and an area of great strength for the UGA History Department.  Faculty offer classes at the undergraduate and graduate level in this thematic area, with temporal and geographic foci from the ancient to the modern world and across the globe.  Particular research strengths include the intersection of gender and sexuality with the issues of race, slavery, the family and citizenship.​

Europe-Modern

The University of Georgia History department is committed to the study of European history, defined in the broadest possible terms. The graduate faculty includes Europeanists whose specializations cover a wide variety of geographic and thematic areas. Chronologically, we range from the ancient world to the late twentieth century. Our particular thematic strengths encompass: war & society; women & gender; intellectual & cultural history; nationalism & imperialism; popular culture; French history; twentieth-century Europe.

Europe-Early Modern

The University of Georgia History department is committed to the study of European history, defined in the broadest possible terms. The graduate faculty includes Europeanists whose specializations cover a wide variety of geographic and thematic areas. Chronologically, we range from the ancient world to the late twentieth century. Our particular thematic strengths encompass: war & society; women & gender; intellectual & cultural history; nationalism & imperialism; popular culture; French history; twentieth-century Europe.

Environment & Agriculture

Graduate students working at the intersection of environmental and agricultural history have been among our most successful alums in recent years. Multiple dissertation awards have been garnered from the American Society for Environmental History and the Agricultural History Society by our graduates. Our award-winning, nationally recognized faculty in the field actively participate in the Dirty History, an interdisciplinary workshop in agriculture, environment, and capitalism.

Early America

In the most recent surveys of departments of history, the University of Georgia is ranked in the top twenty in the country. A major contributor to this ranking is the strength of the department's faculty in early American history. By all indications this field has grown in popularity over the years, and it was the place where historians introduced American students to the history of the family, quantitative methods, cultural studies and other innovative approaches to the study of the past.

Digital History

The Center for Virtual History, the UGA Digital Humanities Lab, CSI Dixie, Born Unfree, Indian Nation, History on the Move, People not Property, and the Georgia Virtual History Project are among the projects recently initiated by members of the UGA History Department in its quest to demonstrate new possibilities in collaborative pedagogy, research, and public outreach. New graduate and undergraduate courses are incorporating digital humanities techniques such as spatial history as our department emerges as a national leader in this cutting-edge field.

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