President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal is raising questions about what comes next.

Congratulations to Prof. Fahad Bishara, who has won the J.

Erik Erlandson's article, “A Technocratic Free Market,” has won the 2018 Ellis Hawley Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Policy History in 2016-2017

Congrats to grad student Chris Halsted, who has won a Gerda Henkel Stiftung Scholarship for 2018-2019 to support his research on 10th-century Slavic state formation!


La Philanthropie en Amérique

Freedom Has a Face

Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia

The Inscriptions of Dodona and a New History of Molossia


The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century

Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America: Volumes One and Two

The Papers of James Madison, Presidential Series, Volume 7

The War of 1812

Conflict for a Continent

The Problem of Slavery as History

A Global Approach

The 9/11 Commission Report

The Attack from Planning to Aftermath

The Human Rights Revolution

An International History

Philanthropy in America

A History

In Uncertain Times

American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

The Union War

African-American History

Changing Homelands

Hindu Politics and the Partition of India

A Nation of Outsiders

How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America

Карл Маркс: Бремя разума

Remembering the Civil War

Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation

Petersburg to Appomattox

The End of the War in Virginia

For the Soul of Mankind

The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War (Chinese translation)

American Africans in Ghana

Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era


Inventor of the Electrical Age

Becoming Confederates

Paths to a New National Loyalty

Black Leaders on Leadership

Conversations with Julian Bond

Burying the Dead But Not The Past

Ladies' Memorial Associations & the Lost Cause

Taming the Unknown

A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

The Chile Reader

History, Culture, Politics

La Frontera

Forests and Ecological Conflict in Chile’s Frontier Territory

Tosaka Jun

A Critical Reader

Bad Water

Nature, Pollution, and Politics in Japan, 1870–1950

The Punitive Turn

New Approaches to Race and Incarceration

Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective

The King's Bishops

The Politics of Patronage in England and Normandy, 1066-1216


Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

Lens of War

Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War

By Sword and Plow

France and the Conquest of Algeria

Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants

India, 1889-1950: An Edited Translation

The Associational State

American Governance in the Twentieth Century

Discovering Tuberculosis

A Global History, 1900 to the Present

Enlightenment Underground

Radical Germany, 1680-1720

Cold Harbor to the Crater The End of the Overland Campaign

Ruling Minds

Psychology in the British Empire

Causes Won and Lost

The End of the Civil War

The American War

A History of the Civil War Era

Shaper Nations

Strategies for a Changing World

Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism


May 3, 2018

Bryan Hall, 2nd Floor Faculty Lounge | 5:00 pm

May 2, 2018

Monroe Hall 122 | 12:30-5:15 pm

April 27, 2018

Nau 101 | 5:00-6:30 pm

April 25, 2018

Small Special Collections Library | 3:30 pm

Corcoran Department of History

The University of Virginia's Corcoran Department of History has long been one of the anchors for liberal and humane education in the College of Arts & Sciences. Members of the Department are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarship and teaching. As scholars, the faculty specialize in a wide range of disciplines — cultural, diplomatic, economic, environmental history, history of science & technology, intellectual, legal, military, political, public history, and social history.  Areas of interest span the globe from Africa, to East Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States. As teachers, our faculty seek above all to lead students to reflect more deeply on the role historical forces and processes play in the human condition. Offering over 100 courses a year, the faculty teach introductory surveys as well as seminars and colloquia to undergraduates and graduate students. The Department's intellectual breadth is enhanced by its close relationship with the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), the Classics Department, an emerging Law & History nexus between the Department and the School of Law,  the Miller Center for Study of the American Presidency, and the Committee on the History of Environment, Science, and Technology (CHEST). Members of the Department are also closely involved with several interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts & Sciences such as, American Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle-Eastern Studies, Medieval Studies Program, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.  Others work at the convergence of humanities and digital technology, both in research and in novel approaches to historical pedagogy.