Welcome to Georgetown History

The Department of History at Georgetown University is a collegial community of undergraduate majors, graduate students, alumni, and more than 40 full-time faculty members. Our faculty is broadly international in its range of skills and interests and we are known as a leader in global, trans-regional, and comparative history; we bring equal dedication to our scholarship and our students, recognizing that the synergy between research and teaching is a source of excellence in both.


A Story in Ceramic

Undergraduate student Xin Zheng (C’23) is studtying how 7th-century ceramics can shed light on ancient xenophobia.

See the stories told by the sancai ceramics


Which Witch: Teaching Witchcraft Around the World

How Professors Amy Leonard and Alison Games seek to make witches more human.

Read the full, enchanting, story here.

Marcia Chatelain

Professor Marcia Chatelain Wins Pulitzer Prize

History Professor Marcia Chatelain won the Pulitzer Prize in History for her book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.

Learn more about her work.

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Undergrad Projects Amid the Pandemic

Highlighting outstanding undergraduate work done in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

See what students have been working on.

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