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

  • On Monday, September 14 from 5:30-7:30PM, author John Keene will conduct a reading and book signing on his recent publication, Counternarratives. The short fiction collection draws from memoirs, newspaper accounts, and speculative fiction to create new and strange perspectives on our past and present. The reading and book signing (books will be available for purchase) will be held in the Dana Room, 4th floor of the John Cotton Dana Library (185 Unviersity Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102).

  • The Roe Effect depicts the heart-wrenching love story of Dawn and her girfriend, Sam, as Dawn must choose between exposing a painful truth and losing the girl she loves. The film screening and discussion of The Roe Effect will be held on Wednesday, July 15 from 6:30-8:30PM in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-57 (350 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102).

  • On Friday, November 6, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Dana Room of John Cotton Dana Library (185 University Avenue, Newark, NJ), Edward Baugh will offer a poetry reading. Discussion and reception will follow.