• 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

Graduation surprise
Aug. 1, 2023

News stories from the summer featuring UNLV students and faculty.

group of students playing on field seen through the net they're using
May. 18, 2023

Students find ancient sports aren’t so antiquated as they take a scholastic approach to the history of athletics.

a set of model teeth with blue plastic gums
May. 16, 2023

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

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Apr. 21, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.


In the News



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