• Old photos of a man on a carriage being drawn by two horses.
  • A student reading a textbook.
  • Dr. William Bauer giving a lecture to a class.
  • A history class lecture in session.
  • A collection of old history books.

Knowledge of the Human Past and Experience

Providing a historically informed perspective on the contemporary world and the challenges that it faces.

The History Department provides students with a broad knowledge of the human past and experience...

Academic Programs

History students in class at their desks
Graduate student outside of the entrance to the History department.
Two students doing a research on their own.

What's Happening

Hoover Dam
Dec. 30, 2022

The problems facing our world and how UNLV helped find solutions.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Dec. 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

A laser beam emitting a blue light is projected into a diamond anvil cell
Dec. 27, 2022

Groundbreaking discovery was the norm for Rebel researchers in 2022. Here's a selection of our favorite news-making UNLV research highlights from the year. 

UNLV Engineering team's robot shaking hands with student
Dec. 5, 2022

A roundup of students and faculty whose innovation and expertise made news headlines.

Announcements

In the News

Accomplishments

Experts

The Department of History is one of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts.