Department of History

Washburn Hall, 80 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Courses added to Fall 2017 schedule


HIS388 - Tu - 7pm - History of Sub-Saharan Africa

HIS305 - MWF - 9am - The Renaissance

Fall 2017 Deadlines


Sept. 12 - End of Open Add period

Sept. 19 - End of Permission Number Add Period

Sept. 19 - Last day to add Pass/Fail Option

Sept. 27 - Last day to drop class with no W designation

Oct. 1 - May 2018 graduation applications due

Oct. 18 - Last day to drop classes

Oct. 20 - Last day to change from Pass/Fail Option

Dec. 11 - Last day of classes


News and Notes

Morgan Breene named URI’s first Marshall Scholar

URI graduate student earns prestigious international award to continue her studies of underwater archaeological sites.

URI professors address contemporary problems from historical perspective at Applied History Lab

As leading practitioners of the emerging discipline of applied history, they are using the knowledge and wisdom of the past to help identify and address present-day policy changes.

URI professor emeritus of history writes book about racism in the Olympics

Robert G. Weisbord explores discrimination over last century

URI students receive excellence awards from history department

As part of the ceremony, 17 new members were initiated into Phi Alpha Theta, The National History Honor Society.

URI history professor describes similarities between Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi

Joëlle Rollo-Koster, of South Kingstown, who teaches medieval history, says the parallels between the modern-day pope and early 13th century Roman Catholic friar and founder of the Franciscan Order are striking.

URI professor talks about Japan’s Minamata chemical disaster and historic mercury treaty signed in October, 2013

University of Rhode Island Department of History Chair Timothy George is a global expert on 1950s disaster that poisoned thousands.

URI students visit Japan to study tsunami aftermath

The students spent 10 days in Iwate Prefecture, Japan learning first-hand about the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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