Department of History

Department of History


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Michigan History Day will be March 7, 2015
and will take place on WMU's Campus.

Save the date and follow the link above for more information.

From the Department Chair

With numerous all-University awards in teaching, research, and service, faculty and graduate student recipients  of national and international awards for scholarship, the Department of History boasts award winning faculty and students at every level.

Nationally recognized for our innovations in undergraduate and graduate education, and with increasing ability to support and recognize graduate and undergraduate research and accomplishments, we are an excellent place to either start or complete your education. I hope that you take some time to explore this site and see for yourself how studying history with us can be the right choice for you.


José António Brandão

José António Brandão
Professor and Chair
(269) 387-4649


Upcoming Lectures and Events

Emeriti/Alumni reception

October 23, 2014

Hamner Lecture October 23, 2014

Burnham-Macmillan Speaker
November 20, 2014

Michigan History Day, District Competition
March 7, 2015

Full Calendar


History News

Dr. Beech publishes Article

Merze Tate '27 Honored again

Dr. Palmitessa Publishes Essay Collection

Dr. Sikarskie receives Fellowship

Rebekah Switala in Moldova

Contributions & Challenges


Department News Archives

2013 Fall Newsletter



Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
(269) 387-4650 | (269) 387-4651 Fax