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.

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Scandals, Scholars, Scientists: Three Books from Georgetown History

How three books from Georgetown History came to be.



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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

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