Your future is ahead of you in history. In the Radford University Department of History you will study alongside award-winning professors in small classes, with the opportunity for hands-on work via the applied history program and internships. Students learn not just about the past and its relevance to today, but also digitization skills, and how to research, think, write, and speak analytically--skills that may be applied in many different fields. History majors go on to careers in education, journalism, business and finance, law and law enforcement, digital marketing, park management, museums and archives--and much more.

We invite you to join us on this journey through time and to explore the resources about the history program at Radford University!  Read more about the Department of History. »

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News & Announcements

  1. Sharon Roger Hepburn Discusses Her Latest Book on With Good Reason. »


    Professor Sharon Roger Hepburn's discussed her book Private No More on the radio program "With Good Reason." To listen to the discussion, click on the following link: With Good Reason.

  2. New Faculty Member »


    The Department of History welcomes Dr. Anthony Guidone as a new faculty member.

  3. Dean's Scholars »


    For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Department of History recognized Richard Tisinger (History) and Jaelyn Szerokman (Social Science) with Dean's Scholars awards.

  4. World War II Series »


    The World War II: Experience and Legacy Series, 75th Anniversary Commemoration.

    The World War II Series is back with two more installments on March 28 and April 11, 2022.  Also, if you missed a previous presentation, see the World War II Series page for recordings of many of them.

  5. Digital Archives »


    The Digital Archives program makes available historical documents on a variety of topics related to local history and Virginia history, and the American Civil War.

    New materials have been added to the Digital Archives pages. Check out the latest materials in The New River Valley Collection.

  6. History Professor Researches Hippies and Hitchhiking »


    RU history professor Richard Straw is exploring the phenomenon of hitchhiking and taking to the open road in the 1960s and 1970s. His study promises a glimpse of American society during the peak of the Counterculture.

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