Welcome to the Department of History at East Carolina University. The Department is home to over thirty full-time professors whose strengths include United States, European, Public, Military, Atlantic World, and Maritime History. The Department offers courses in the full range of international areas. At the undergraduate level the Department offers a BA in History and Minors in History and Public History. At the graduate level the Department offers MA degrees in History (concentrations in American, European, Military, Atlantic World, and Public History), and an MA in Maritime Studies.

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We are excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Anne Whisnant s the 2016 Whichard Distinguished Professor! Read more

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The Places You Will Go

Ever wonder what you can do with a BA in History? Several authors weigh-in on how their degree propelled them forward.

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Pioneering Pirates


"Images of Sports" History Alumni Host Book Signing

Barnes & Noble Greenville, 3040 Evans St., will host an ECU football event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1. Discover the history of East Carolina University football in time for the Pirates’ first game. Authors Arthur Carlson, Elizabeth Brooke Tolar and John Tucker will discuss and sign copies of their new book “Images of Sports” beginning at 6 p.m. Mended Hearts  

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Taking a Plunge!

Graduate students in the Maritime Studies Program detail Sheboyghan shipwreck.