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History Faculty & Research

The UK Department of History has 31 faculty members. Faculty have been awarded fellowships by the most prominent foundations and government-granting agencies: for example, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the American Council of Learned Societies. They have been elected or chosen presidents of the French Historical Studies, the History of Education Society, the Appalachian Studies Association, and Byzantine Studies. Scholars investigate political, diplomatic, economic, social, cultural, intellectual, religious, and legal history, and the history of science and medicine. Their research spans the globe from the Americas to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.