Welcome to the Department of History at East Carolina University. The Department is home to over thirty full-time professors whose strengths include United States, European, Public, Military, Atlantic World, and Maritime History. The Department offers courses in the full range of international areas. At the undergraduate level the Department offers a BA in History and Minors in History and Public History. At the graduate level the Department offers MA degrees in History (concentrations in American, European, Military, Atlantic World, and Public History), and an MA in Maritime Studies.

Please explore our web page and find out more about our professors, programs, courses, and our liberal arts mission at East Carolina!

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Sincerely, Dr. Christopher A. Oakley

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The Places You Will Go

Ever wonder what you can do with a BA in History? Several authors weigh-in on how their degree propelled them forward.

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Pioneering Pirates
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Dr. Todd Bennett Wins Prestigious Award

ECU Associate Professor of History M. Todd Bennett has won a 2017-2018 NEH Public Scholar Award, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced recently. He is among just 28 recipients of this year’s prize, which supports well-researched books in the humanities aimed at a broad public audience. Bennett receives $50,400 in support of his ongoing book project, “Imagination Unlimited: Howard Hughes, the CIA, and the Untold Story Behind Their Hunt for a Sunken Soviet Submarine.”

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Graduate Student Honored with Prestigious Award

Congratulations to Anne Wright on receiving the 2017 Underwater Technology Scholarship from the US Branch of the Society for Underwater Technology.