Department of History
The 2016/2017 academic year is off to a timely start! Students and professors returned to campus a little soggy after the historic Baton Rouge flooding, but with enthusiasm undamped. Explore our site for events, course offerings, and information on research and teaching work being done in the department by both students and faculty. Use the menu bar above for information about schedules, colloquiums, financial aid, and more. Welcome to the LSU Department of History!
Studying History at LSU
If you are considering enrolling as an undergraduate major in History or as a graduate student, you may wish to explore the information provided here about Careers, Internships, Financial Aid and Fields of Study. Make sure to check out the background and specializations of the professors with whom you may be working. Most professors will also be happy to meet with you one-on-one, or communicate by e-mail, to explore their passion for history and suggest avenues of study you may wish to pursue. The Undergraduate Advisor is Steven Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org; and the Director of Graduate Studies is Christine Kooi, email@example.com.
Faculty, Research and Teaching
In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, faculty members serve in a large number of campus and community outreach capacities, and do original research and writing on topics ranging from American pop culture to Chinese Confucianism and far beyond (see Fields of Study). LSU is one of the nation’s premier sites for research in Southern history, but it also has excellent faculty members and graduate students working in a host of other fields. In addition to Southern and United States history, it has particular strengths in British history, the Middle Ages and Renaissance studies, and modern European history. It also has faculty members publishing on and teaching the history of the Ancient world, African American history, Latin America, and Africa, as well as South and East Asia.
The department also hosts and/or contributes to a continuing round of lectures, seminars, and colloquia, including the prestigious annual Fleming Lecture Series on Southern history, the Modern History Colloquium series, the periodic Works in Progress seminars (WIPS) and the Medieval and Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies program (MARIS).
Chair: Prof. Victor Stater, firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Coordinator: Darlene Albritton, email@example.com