Welcome to the Federated 
Department of History at
Rutgers University-Newark and
New Jersey Institute of Technology!


 

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  • Old Market, Newark

    Market St., Newark

  • Newark's Military Park in the 1950s.

    Newark's Military Park in the 1950s

  • Negro Club Women with Marion Anderson in Newark, circa 1942

    Negro Club Women with Marion Anderson in Newark, circa 1942, after one of the first performances by an African American at Newark Symphony Hall. Photograph courtesy of Professor Clement Alexander Price.

  • Branch Brook Park, in Newark’s Forest Hill Section, was designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted in the closing years of the 19th century. Photograph courtesy of the Newark Public Library.

  • Rutgers-Newark’s modern campus under construction, 1960s

  • Licoln statue

  • Explore the world of history with the Federated Department of History at Rutgers-Newark and NJIT

Federated Department of History


The history faculty at Rutgers University-Newark and NJIT are joined in a single federated department that offers an integrated curriculum and joint undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Federated Department of History offers its students a wide range of excellent resources for the study of history, including:

    * an outstanding faculty with nationally and internationally known scholars and teachers

    * a broad selection of undergraduate and graduate course offerings, with extensive coverage of major historical periods and regions, from the ancient Middle East to contemporary America, Africa, and China, and a unique undergraduate and graduate program in the history of Technology, Environment and Health/Medicine

    * opportunities for original research and writing, with particular emphasis upon the craft of historical writing

    * internships with the New Jersey Historical Society, the Newark Museum, and other local cultural institutions

    * eligibility to participate in teacher certification programs offered by the Education Department at Rutgers University, Newark

    * opportunities to share in the resources and facilities of both institutions, including the extensive library holdings of the Rutgers University system

News & Announcements

  • Timothy Stewart-Winter, associate professor of U.S. history and co-director of the Queer Newark Oral History Project, is the co-winner of the 2017 John Boswell Prize for his book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics.

  • Fighting hate, bigotry, and populism with knowledge. Join us for our inaugural History Department Teach-in of 2017. We will watch live as Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America. Following the inauguration, Professor Brian Phillips Murphy will lead a teach-in about what powers have just been transferred and what the modern presidency has become. Lunch will be provided.

  • Nükhet Varlık has taken home not one, but two, major awards for her recent book, Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World:
The Ottoman Experience, 1347–1600 (Cambridge University Press).

  • Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s films will be screened this week in advance of a talk on Thursday, November 17, at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rm 255, from 4-7PM.