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Welcome to the History Department at UMSL!

Our award-winning faculty make the past vivid to students and relevant to communities.  Look for our students researching in archives on and off campus and interning in museums and historic sites across the metropolitan region.  Join us as we further historical understanding that helps explain the diversity and complexity of the human past and its impact on the present.

Laura Westhoff

Our Mission

Advancing historical knowledge, cultivating thoughtful citizens, and enriching communities through research, education, and public engagement.