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Fall 2023 Course Descriptions Available!

Browse through descriptions of our course offerings for Fall Semester 2023.

New M.A. Degree in Applied History

Interested in practicing hands-on history? Check out our new M.A. in Applied History and Public Humanities!

Study Abroad in Greece!

Study archaeology and history in Greece in June 2023!

Upcoming Events

Check out our lecture series

Hear award-winning historians speak at our annual Knepper and Miller Lectures!

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Upcoming Events


Annual Miller Lecture

Prof. Karen Speirling will present "Scandal in the Reformation: How to Shock your Neighbor in 16th-century Geneva".


Archaeological Institute of America: Jane Eva Baxter, DePaul University

“An Introduction to the Archaeology of Childhood”


Prof. Martin Wainwright joins Ray Horner on WAKR to discuss the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and the future of the monarchy under Charles III.



I am drawn to Oberlin for a multitude of reasons, but many encompass their dedication to telling the 'true' history, even the difficult stories. My history major is vital in my ability to think critically as I plan programs, remain inclusive to all narratives, and maintain strong communication with the rest of my team.

Stephanie Bohnak, '20,
On her new position as Museum Education and Tour Manager at Oberlin Heritage Center in Oberlin, OH


Contact Us

216 Arts & Sciences
The Department of History
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1902

Phone: 330-972-7006
Fax: 330-972-5840
Email: History Department»
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