The Department of History at Marshall University is energetic department of thirteen full-time faculty. Each semester we offer more than 50 courses (including a number fully online), which meet the needs of over 2000 students per year. Currently, the department serves about 100 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students.

We welcome and encourage student interaction, emphasize analytical, communications, and critical thinking skills, and promote chronological, cultural, and geographic diversity. Our alumni are employed in a variety of fields from law to city planner and serve on the faculty of History Departments across the United States.

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Dr. Laura Michele Diener wins the Rowley prize for her upcoming biography of Sigrid Undset (1882-1949).

Hazel Rowley Prize 2022 winner announced

Upcoming Events

History Club

Club meetings, come either Wednesday or Thursday, 5:00, HH139.


Every Friday afternoon at 3:00, faculty and staff at Marshall are joined by guests for a roundtable on the situation in Ukraine. History professors Chris White and Anara Tabyshalieva have been especially active in this project. Click below to access the weekly event and to find recordings of all previous weeks discussions.

Connected by Controversy

Dr. Chris White’s new podcast.  Check it out on Audible.

Connected by Controversy


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Marshall University
Department of History
Harris Hall 116
Huntington, WV 25755

In the Community

On May 17, Dr. Chris White of Marshall's History Department spoke to two assemblies and three individual classes of 8th grade students at Independence Middle School outside of Beckley, WV, about study abroad opportunities and ancient Latin American civilizations. Dr. White was invited by his former student and current 8th grade teacher, who graduated Marshall with her BA in Social Studies Education in Spring 2020.