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
An online exhibit celebrates the nearly 2,300 Virginia Polytechnic Institute men who served in the military during World War I.
The 26th annual Civil War Weekend, held in Blacksburg from March 17 to 19, will tackle the intriguing question of when Union victory became certain.
To shine light on the home financing inequities of the 1930s a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Tech have launched a website with of historic maps of 225 U.S. cities.
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.
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.