Department of History
Spring 2016 course listings are now online! This semester we are introducing a number of new offerings, including an exciting undergraduate seminar in Digital History taught by Prof. Aaron Sheehan-Dean; a seminar on Dissent in American History led by Ali Nabours and a 2000-level class on War and Genocide by Prof. Brendan Karch. Many of our most popular lecture and seminar classes return this semester as well. Click on Spring 2016 Courses for scheduling information and content descriptions provided by professors.
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, email@example.com; and the Director of Graduate Studies is Christine Kooi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are currently about 60 graduate students enrolled in doctoral and master’s-degree programs in the department. The department graduated 65 majors in the Commencement ceremonies held in the Spring of 2014; total enrollment in History courses numbers in the thousands every semester.
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, email@example.com
Administrative Coordinator: Darlene Albritton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Coordinator: Sandra Kirby, email@example.com