Welcome from the Chair
Welcome to the History Department at the University of Florida!
History at UF starts with our creative and dynamic faculty. We are a community of scholars engaged in a broad range of scholarship and teaching. Our research spans every continent and our work reaches audiences around the globe. In 2019-2020 we are welcoming four new faculty members, Seth Bernstein (who started January 2020), Fernanda Bretones Lane, Philip Janzen, and Anton Matytsin.
Our undergraduate program is home to a diverse and talented group of over 300 History majors. Majors in the Department of History have a number of ways of enhancing their undergraduate experience: from completing a senior thesis in conjunction with our Honors Program, or by participating in a study abroad program. We call your attention to our award-winning student-edited journal Alpata; both current and back issues can be found by following the links on our home page.
Our graduate program is currently home to roughly 50 Masters and Ph.D. students, working in a number of fields: African History, European History, Latin American History, and United States History. Graduates of our program have gone on to outstanding careers in the academy and beyond, and have published a great many scholarly articles and books. Prospective students interested in graduate study at UF will find a great deal of helpful information on this site! We hope you’ll take the time to explore what our program has to offer.
We are as proud of our graduates as we are of our current students. We like to report on the doings of our alumni, so I invite you to write to me and share your experiences after graduating from UF. I look forward to hearing from you.
The Department of History main office is located in 025 Keene-Flint Hall, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. Our mailing address is: Department of History, PO Box 117320, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7320. We may also be reached by phone at (352) 392-0271 or by fax at (352) 392-6927.
Professor and Chair
Why Get a History Major?
Ever wondered what you can do with a major in history here at the University of Florida? The quick answer is that you can do anything you want. History majors can be found everywhere, not just libraries and classrooms, and being a history major puts you in pretty interesting company.