The University of Louisville’s M.A. program in History provides students with the opportunity to further their understanding of historical research methods, pedagogy, public history, and historiography. With sixteen full-time faculty members in the department and affiliated faculty across the College of Arts and Sciences, graduate coursework ranges from the history of the Americas to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, and encompasses time periods from antiquity to the present day. Graduate students conduct original research, gain a mastery of their area of specialization, and learn how to create and present public-facing, community-engaged scholarship. Our recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers at museums, archives, and historical sites across the country and in fields including secondary and higher education, law, government service, and the arts.
Students in Dr. Westerfeld's course Egypt in the Western Imagination examine 19th-century publications on Egypt from the University's Rare Books Collection.
Graduate students in our M.A. program work with faculty who are active scholars in a wide variety of fields and time periods. Recent faculty publications include the following:
- Yuxin Ma, Colonial Tactics and Everyday Life: Workers of the Manchuria Film Association (2023)
- Charlton Yingling, Siblings of Soil: Dominicans and Haitians in the Age of Revolutions (2022)
- Mark Blum, Phenomenology and Historical Thought: Its History as a Practice (2022)
- Tracy K'Meyer, To Live Peaceably Together: The American Friends Service Committee's Campaign for Open Housing (2022)
- Bradley Bowman, Christian Monastic Life in Early Islam (2021)
- Theresa Keeley, Reagan's Gun-Toting Nuns: The Catholic Conflict over Cold War Human Rights Policy in Central America (2020)
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