The Georgetown History Department is committed to teaching with the quality and commitment of a leading liberal arts college, and to scholarship at the level of the best international research universities. We believe that teaching and scholarship only reach distinction when they are integrated by a faculty devoted to excellence in both.
Our faculty and our classes seek global reach. We are strong in U.S. and European history, and in the rest of the world—with notable depth in Russia and Eastern Europe; the Middle East, Arab, and Islamic domains; East Asia; Latin America and Africa. And we offer growing emphases in the classroom and faculty scholarship on transnational history: the Atlantic World, the Pacific World, international diplomacy and cultural interactions, the environment, and comparative gender relations.