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.

Marcia Chatelain

Professor Marcia Chatelain Wins Pulitzer Prize

History Professor Marcia Chatelain was awarded 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.



A spotlight on GU History Professors Amy Leonard and Kathryn Olesko and their leadership during COVID-19.

See how they’re helping keep Georgetown running.


Scandals, Scholars, Scientists: Three Books from Georgetown History

How three books from Georgetown History came to be.

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