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 Juneteenth wake-up call – how the slave trade shaped U.S. policing

A MarketWatch interview with PhD Candidate Luke Frederick on Policing in Antebellum America

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“A just response to the D.C. Protests”

Professor Maurice Jackson reflects on the response to the 2020 protests in Washington.

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Prof. Charles King Wins Francis Parkman Prize from Society of American Historians


Teaching in an Uprising: Readings on Race and Democracy

By Professor Trish Kahle (GU-Qatar) and featuring work by Professor Marcia Chatelain.

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Teaching in an Uprising: Readings on Race and Democracy

June 3rd, 2020

“In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder by four police officers, we’ll still read these texts, but understanding our discussions would be informed by events through which my students were living—and, likely, participating in—I wanted to offer some contemporary contextual readings by historians and other social scientists to guide us.”

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