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Submit a Proposal! 2020 NJ History Conference

The New Jersey Historical Commission is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the 100th anniversary of the 19th at this year’s New Jersey History Conference titled “Battles for the Ballot.” Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year’s conference will be held virtually in November. See here for more information about submitting papers, posters, and […]

Research in the Time of Coronavirus

How do historians perform research during a global pandemic? During these confusing times, Dr. Maria Americo, Assistant Professor of History, has written an open letter to budding historians to talk about her ongoing research during a time of national crisis. Dr. Americo specializes in Classical studies, Islamic studies, and the Ancient Mediterranean World.  Dear current & […]

Internship Opportunities Available for Summer 2020

Although the recent outbreak of COVID-19 has temporarily shutdown cultural and academic institutions, businesses, and organizations in the area, many places are still eagerly seeking interns for the future when everything reopens. See our Internships Doc Summer 2020 for a list of places still accepting applications for summer 2020 internships. Please note that while the deadlines vary, […]

Nicole Font ’20 Accepted to NYU Graduate Program

The History Department wishes a hearty congratulations to Nicole Font, Class of 2020, for her acceptance into New York University’s Archives and Public History graduate program. Nicole will matriculate at NYU in the fall.Nicole is a Philosophy, History, and Psychology triple major, and a member of the Honors Program. She serves as the President of […]

Gineen Abuali ’21 inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu

Gineen Abuali ’21, was recently inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. Alpha Sigma Nu recognizes students in the top 15 percent of their class and who excel in scholarship, loyalty and service, and promote Ignatian values for life. Gineen is a History and Political Science double major and a member of the […]

Digital Humanities courses added for fall 2020

Do you enjoy museums and/or documentary films? Now open for fall 2020 registration! HS-440 Special Topics in Public History, Wednesday at 1-4pm, with Dr. Johnson. Learn film-making, archival research, oral history and interview skills. Use new video and audio recording equipment and editing software. Create a documentary film exploring the Civil Rights history of Saint Peter's University and Jersey City's African American community. Plus there are paid internship opportunities! Internship opportunities and courses are open to all students. For more information contact jjohnson5@saintpeters.edu. And coming soon for spring 2021, HS-371 Making Documentary Films with Dr. DeGruccio. Funding for these courses is provided by The COuncil of Independent Colleges.

The History Department is offering two new electives based in the Digital Humanities. The first, HS-440 Special Topics in Public History, is being offered for registration now for fall 2020. If you are interested and have completed your History core requirements, be sure to register using Student Planning! HS-440 Special Topics in Public History Between […]

All History Department events temporarily postponed

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, and in accordance with Governor Murphy’s declaration of a state of emergency and related decisions, the Saint Peter’s University campus is temporarily closed. All university classes and everyday operational functioning will be taking place virtually. With respect for the health of our students, employees, and their families, the […]

Rise of the Black Pharaohs

Saint Peter’s University always has a full schedule of activities going on in February in order to celebrate Black History Month. But it is not every year that we have a chance to go back so far into black history as we will be doing next week. On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2:30pm in the […]

Junior History Major Awarded Scholarship in Recognition of Volunteer Work

Gineen Abuali, Class of 2021

Gineen Abuali ’21 has been awarded a scholarship in recognition of her community involvement and volunteer work. Abuali is a commuter student from North Bergen, NJ, majoring in history, who serves as a senator for the Student Government Association (SGA) and the president of the Muslim Student Association (MSA). The PNC Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship recognizes […]

Introducing a NEW travel course to Greece!

A view of ruins in Athens, Greece.

The History Department is proud to announce a new, international travel course to Athens, Greece! Dr. Maria Americo will be offering Living Ancient History in Greece in the spring of 2021. You’ll have a wonderful time exploring some of the most beautiful and engaging museums, monuments, and ancient and archaeological sites in and around Athens, Greece. If you […]

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