Department of History

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


Contact Us


  • 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

  • On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 6-9:00pm in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-57, there will be a film screening of The New Black and discussion with director, Yoruba Richen. The New Black documents how the African-American community and the black church grapples with gay rights issues in light of the recent gay marriage movement. There will be a recpetion following the presentation.

  • On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 6-8:00pm in the Dana Room, 4th floor of Dana Library, Alondra Nelson will discuss how the Black Panther Party's understanding of health care anticipated current debates about the politics of race and medicine. Discussion and reception will follow.

  • On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30pm, the Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble presents a free, live performance at Bradley Hall Theatre. Inspired by the voices of our ancestors, Kùlú Mèlé preserves, presents and builds upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora. The concert is open to the public and a reception will follow.

  • On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 4:00-5:30pm in the Dana Room, 4th floor of Dana Library, Shalini Puri will speak on how conflicting cultural memories of the Grenada Revolution surfaced in everyday life and the diaspora, and explore the legacies for egalitarian politics in the region. Discussion and reception will follow.