Our Department of History publishes cutting-edge historical research, trains students to become critical thinkers and strong researchers, and shares our passion for history with the community. Classes are small, and our close-knit History majors and faculty hold regular social events and service activities through our award-winning history honor society.
Department of History
Every Hokie has a story. Whether attending as a cadet in the years following World War II, breaking ground as one of the first African-American women to be accepted as a student, or using time on the university tennis team to build a career as a professional tennis umpire, alumni made memories on campus.
An electronic exhibit will celebrate the nearly 2,300 Virginia Polytechnic Institute men who served in the military during World War I.
A student research team is applying new digital tools to traditional humanities research to capture details of the history of tuberculosis in the United States, an epidemic that, at its height, claimed the lives of more than 100,000 Americans every year.
How did Americans living in the Civil War era celebrate Independence Day even as their nation was falling apart? A new digital archive provides answers through a wealth of primary sources.
Recent graduate Morgan Sykes credits scholarships, and the donors who created them, with being able to participate in extracurricular activities. Being involved, she said, made her college experience rewarding.