Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History at Wright State University, where we help you study what you love and prepare for life. Our nationally-recognized faculty teach courses from the ancient world to the modern, from the United States to Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Enroll in a history program at Wright State and learn how to think critically, write clearly, use evidence, and consider different points of view. You will learn about different societies and cultures and evaluate decisions made across historical periods. The study of history places contemporary events in a longer historical context, helping you understand the present by looking at the past.

Success Stories

Dan Lauro said he is lucky to have one foot in the craft beer world and the other in the history and education world.
Anna Helmig, a two-time Wright State University graduate, oversees the care of 1.8 million artifacts at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

Department News

Top research stories of 2021

From developing a super sunscreen to monitoring brain injuries to tracking COVID-19 misinformation, Wright State faculty and students pursued important research endeavors in 2021.

‘Veterans’ Voices’ series on WYSO features Wright State alumni, staff member

A veteran-to-veteran storytelling project, "Veterans' Voices" is produced by WYSO and Wright State's Veteran and Military Center.

Wright State historian Paul Lockhart elected to The Royal Society for Danish History

Paul Lockhart, professor of history, had been hoping to be elected to the society for at least the past 25 years.

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