Department of History

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Department of History


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.


Mapping Congress

Interactive Map Reveals the History of Political Boundaries

Experts at Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond have launched an online, interactive map that provides the most comprehensive view of U.S. House of Representative election results over nearly two centuries.

The website, “Electing the House of Representatives, 1840–2016,” provides scholars and citizens with an opportunity to explore patterns in America’s democratic landscape across time. View more History stories.

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