About the History Department

The Department of History of the University of Kentucky is a vibrant center of scholarship and teaching that has been training students for over 75 years. Our 31 faculty members have earned national and international recognition. We offer course work and training for undergraduate and graduate students in the history of the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. All faculty teach introductory, survey, and topical courses as well as seminars.

Members of the department are involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary programs, such as Gender and Women’s Studies, Africana Studies, African American Studies and Research, Appalachian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Social Theory. They also teach in the University Honors Program and the Gaines Center for the Humanities.

Chair: Karen Petrone
Director of Graduate Studies: Scott Taylor
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Erik Myrup
Director of Internships: Melanie Goan
Department Manager: Tina Hagee

1715 Patterson Office Tower
Department of History
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
Telephone: (859) 257-6861
Fax: (859) 323-3885

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