News and Events

Upcoming Events

History Department Open House
Movie Night
Public Lecture – “History of Engineering” by Dr. Pamela Long
“History of Engineering” – Dr. Pamela Long Lectures
Combined Homecoming Open House
Lecturer Dr. Shari Rabin

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May 15 2019
Hearty congratulations to Dr. Penny Sinanoglou (left) and Dr. Mir Yarfitz (right) who have officially been granted tenure at Wake Forest University and have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2019!   This celebratory picture was taken with Department Chair, Dr. Monique O'Connell (center).
March 27 2019
Dr. Betsy Herbin-Triant will give a talk on her new book, "Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods", on Thursday, April 11 at Bookmarks.  Please attend!  
March 27 2019
Dr. Monique O'Connell, Humanist in Residence, is in the news! Read the fascinating article below on how integrating liberal arts into the sciences benefits everyone:
March 20 2019
The Institute for Southern Studies and Facing South are looking for energetic and engaged students for our 2019 Summer Internship Program. The Institute internship is ideal for writers, journalists and researchers with a passion for advancing issues of democracy and social justice in the South. Internships are paid and offer a great opportunity to get hands-on media and research experience that can make a difference. The deadline for applications for summer 2019 internships is Monday, March 25, 2019. Please share with any that you think would be interested or who might know about good candidates! You can find more information about the internship program here. Those with questions can contact intern coordinator Rebekah Barber at
March 11 2019
These Internship Programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs. Programs are available in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco These Summer programs continue to fill at a record rate, and we will be closing applications to Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago and San Francisco at midnight on Sunday the 17th of March. Any students who are interested in those cities should apply now to avoid disappointment. This year has been the first year of the Student Aid scheme, which grants up to $3,263 to students enrolling in one of our programs. All students are eligible for some aid, with 100% of students so far receiving over $1000 towards a City Internships Program of their choice. Students who aim to rely on our Student Aid offering to apply sooner rather than later as this date may be moved forward. Students may be directed to apply now at: For those who wish to review our Prospectus which explains our Programs and offering, you may find it here and also a printable Noticeboard Flyer is available here.