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.


Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

Adam Rothman, Professor in the Department of History and Director of the Georgetown Center for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies is a recipient of the 2024 President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers.

Learn more about the award and recipients


The Company France Kept

The Unsung History of the Third French East India Company and the Shaping of the Modern World: Prof. Elizabeth Cross speaks about her new book, Company Politics, and the lasting legacy of the Third French East India Company.

Learn more about the FEIC and its company politics


Apollo 11’s Moon Microbe Mishaps

NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon Quarantine Broke Down: The New York Times interviewed Prof. Dagomar Degroot about his new article on the Apollo Program’s quarantine protocols – and their shortcomings.

Read the NYT’s article, “Cosmic Luck”


In Dialogue with Prof. Mike Amezcua

The Georgetown Global Cities Initiative speaks with Prof. Mike Amezcua, who was recently awarded the First Book Prize from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, about what it means to be an urban historian.

Get to know the Making Mexican Chicago author

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Recent News

History Alumnus wins Rhodes Scholarship

November 17th, 2023

Thomas Batterman (C’22), a researcher who investigates war crimes at the Department of Justice and who made new discoveries about a medieval plague while at Georgetown, has won the 2024 Rhodes Scholarship…

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