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

  • Beryl Satter was awarded a prestigious John Simon Guggenheim fellowship to work on her latest project, ShoreBank, Development, and the Fight Against Black Economic Marginalization.

  • The Rutgers Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award honors faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in research and teaching. Ruth Feldstein was recognized for her research on the intersection of politics, culture, race and gender, and for engaging students and generating dynamic and civil classroom discussion.

  • The film screening of Sosúa: Make a Better World will be held on Wednesday, April 15 from 6-8PM in the Dana Room of John Cotton Dana LIbrary, Rutgers- Newark. The film tells the story of Latino and Jewish teenage actors as they put on a musical to explore the forgotten history of Jewish refugees from Hilter in the Dominican Republic.

  • The Women's and Gender Studies Annual Symposium 2015: "Ferguson/Newark/Gender" will be held on Wednesday, April 1st from 2:30 - 3:50pm in Center for Urban and Public Service (CPS), Room 104 and from 4:00 - 5:20pm in Ackerson Hall, Room 106.  There will be two panels, on topics including #BlackLivesMatter, community organizing in Newark, and queer readings of riots and archives.