• 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

a UNLV football helmet placed on the turf with an Allegiant Stadium sign and empty bleachers visible in the background
Jan. 31, 2024

As the nation's most-watched sports entertainment event rolls into town, UNLV researchers are available to provide expertise.

Allegiant Stadium
Jan. 24, 2024

UNLV history professor Michael Green on the continued evolution of pro sports in Las Vegas and its road to the Super Bowl.

The Las Vegas skyline (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Dec. 4, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s dedication to community and research.

sandstone colored structure against a clear blue sky
Nov. 7, 2023

Named for the late U.S. Senator, the center will enhance the study of Nevada public history and lands.


In the News



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