Department of History

W elcome to Florida Atlantic University's Department of History!
The Department of History includes highly recognized authors of scholarly books, essays and articles in American, European, Asian and Latin American history.  Several faculty members have received teaching awards, and maintain a record of admirable service to the community and the profession.  The remarkable generosity of department donors has led to the establishment of annual department symposia, which has brought top historians and history-making individuals to campus, including Daniel Ellsberg and Madeleine Albright.  The Department offers programs leading to Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, along with the history minor, and concentrations in Religious and British Studies.  The  Department also offers an internship program, which provides undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to learn about careers in museums and historical societies.

------For up to date information about the history faculty, students and alumni and department symposia, please see our Annual Newsletter.  

What to do with a history major:    Students in history courses acquire critical thinking skills that help lead to success not only in teaching and historical research, but also in a wide variety of careers, including law, medicine, business, and public service.


National History Honor Society : Majors and non-majors are eligible for membership in FAU's award-winning Xi Omega chapter of the National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, provided that they  meet the following criteria:  a minimum GPA of 3.1 in 12 semester hours (4 history courses) and an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

For more information, direct your inquiries to 561.297.3840, click on our links, or send an email to:

Ben Lowe, Chair
Douglas Kanter,Director, Graduate Program  
Eric Hanne, Director, Undergraduate Studies 
Stephen Engle, Director, History Department Symposia 
Zella Linn, Program Assistant/ Webmaster 




Oct 16
Annual History Faculty and Graduate Student Reception, 3:00-5:00pm, 5th Floor, Wimberly Library, Boca Raton

Oct 28
John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Allida M. Black, 4:00pm, FAU University Theatre, Boca Raton

Nov 5-7
An Icon of Liberty: Magna Carta at 800, Wimberly Library, 5th Floor, 4:00pm, Boca Raton

Feb 17-18
Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency featuring keynote speaker Dr. Brian Balogh moderated by Dr. Mark Rose, Barry Kaye Auditorium, 3:30pm, Boca Raton

Mar 22
Why Mass Incarceration Matters to our Cities, our Economy, and our Democracy featuring Dr. Heather Thompson, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Wimberly Library, 5th Floor, Boca Raton
Apr  8
Annual History Foundation Award Ceremony/Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Wimberly Library, 5th Floor, Boca Raton
 Last Modified 7/10/15