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.


Phillips Collection: Spotlight on Xin Zheng

History undergraduate senior Xin Zheng is the Makeba Clay Diversity Fellow at the Phillip Collection.

Check out the spotlight on Xin Zheng and his work.

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GU History in the UN Human Development Report

History Professor Dagomar Degroot contributed to the 2021/2022 United Nations Human Development Report.

Take a look at the Report.

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The Frederick Douglass Anthology

History Major Dami Kim (COL ’24) has assembled a collection of the noted abolitionist’s works.

Learn more about Douglass’s life and work


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

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The Frederick Douglass Anthology

August 30th, 2022

History Major Dami Kim (COL ’24) has assembled a collection of the abolitionist, writer, and orator’s most prominent works.…

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