Welcome to the Department of History
The Department of History is a vibrant community of scholars with a keen interest in research, teaching, and public outreach. History students learn about the past and its relevance to the present, how to ask and answer complex questions, and how to communicate research results in oral and written forms. Department alumni are successfully engaged in a wide range of careers, well prepared by their time at Auburn to excel in an ever-changing world with the foundational knowledge and skills to interrogate past and present alike.
The Auburn University History Department's faculty research and publish in fields stretching chronologically from ancient Mesopotamia to the space exploration programs and geographically through nearly every continent. Faculty members have earned important internal and external recognition for their scholarship, including in recent years a Fulbright Research Fellowship, Auburn University's top award for research scholarship, and many book awards.
- Auburn Alum Scott Porter (BA in History, 1993) Appointed Senior VP of Human Resources at Turner Broadcasting
- Professor Melissa Blair's book on American feminism receives rave review
- Professor Tiffany Sippial receives Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award
- Associate Professor of History Adam Jortner earns National Fellowship and Book Award for his Research on Early North America