The history department has established partnerships with the following University organizations, programs, and departments:

  • Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures In partnership with faculty around the world, the Institute assembles leading scholars to discuss the present state and future prospects of the humanities, including: methods of research and circumstances of teaching, institutional openings and constraints, self-assessments and proposals for new engagements.
  • Essays in History Established in 1954, Essays in History is the annual publication of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.  
  • Institute for Public History  Founded in 1996 at The University of Virginia, the Institute exists to help organize students, scholars, public history organizations, and the general public in their divergent efforts to obtain a richly textured historical knowledge.
  • Medieval Studies The Program in Medieval Studies at the University of Virginia provides an interdisciplinary and transhistorical network for the study, teaching, and learning of premodern world civilizations, from the first centuries of the Common Era through the fifteenth century.  
  • Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies The Woodson Institute seeks to enhance the research and teaching of African-American Studies in the schools and departments of the University of Virginia and to establish an African-American Studies Research Center which would make important contributions to scholarship and learning at this major southern university. 
  • Center for German Studies Established by a generous grant from an anonymous donor, this Center serves as a hub for interdisciplinary activity, joined by the departments of German, History, Sociology, Art History, Religious Studies, Philosophy and the Darden School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the McIntire School of Commerce, among others
  • Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies CREEES supports teaching, research, curriculum development, community outreach programs and university-wide activities. In these efforts the Center cooperates with other educational institutions in Virginia and the Southeast.
  • The Classics Department  Located in Cocke Hall on the historic Lawn, the Department is home to an internationally renowned faculty and a strong and varied group of graduate students and undergraduate majors. The research specialties of the faculty span classical antiquity and extend to the Middle Ages.
  • The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History The Nau Center promotes scholarship, teaching, and public outreach regarding the United States in the era of the Civil War. It draws on rich resources at the University of Virginia, including members of the faculty in several departments and schools, impressive library holdings in both published and manuscript materials, talented graduate students from across the United States and abroad, and a deep pool of undergraduate students with an interest in the field.
  • Science, Technology & Society The mission of the STS program is to empower and motivate the next generation of engineering professionals so that they are capable of making creative, ethical, and inspired contributions to the design of our socio-technological future.
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Council The Council seeks to facilitate interactions of graduate students across departments and schools, administer the GSAS activity fee, and represent the interests of graduate students at the University of Virginia.
  • Miller Center for Public Affairs The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation’s most pressing contemporary governance challenges. 
  • University Historical Society The University Historical Society is a Contracted Independent Organization at the University of Virginia devoted to promoting the study of History at U.Va. and showcasing the rich history of the University.
  • American Studies Students in the American Studies major study US culture and its local, regional, national, and global forms and effects. Our methods are interdisciplinary and creative—meaning we combine the best approaches from the traditional disciplines, often to ask unconventional questions of unconventional sources.
  • MapScholar A free, online platform for geospatial visualization that enables humanities and social science scholars to create digital “atlases” featuring high-resolution images of historic maps.
  • MADCAP Movements and Directions in Capitalism A group of professors, scholars and graduate students at the University of Virginia committed to having conversations about the nature of capitalism that span across departments on Grounds. 
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Project Come study the world's greatest book on democracy at the institution founded by America's greatest democratic thinker. Over two mid-summer weeks on the iconic grounds of Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia, 16 NEH Summer Scholars will explore American democracy with Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America as guideaccompanied by two leading experts on Tocqueville and his thought: Arthur Goldhammer (Harvard) and Olivier Zunz (University of Virginia).
  • Undergraduate Group A student-led organization that hosts academic and social events.


Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


(434) 924-7147
(434) 924-7891
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