News & Events

  • February 20, 2018

    Join us for a free screening of the film Whose Streets? followed by a discussion led by Dr. Lacey Hunter. RSVP at

  • February 06, 2018

    Join us on Saturday, February 17 for the 38th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, “The Space Between the Notes: The Social Life of Music in Black History.” Free and open to all.

  • February 06, 2018

    Join us on Tuesday, February 20 at 6pm in the Dana Room of Dana Library for a discussion led by Dr. Melissa Cooper centered around the unique storytelling techniques of Saladin Stafford, a leading voice and visionary in Newark's independent film scene.  

  • January 29, 2018

    "Black Women Writing Black Histories" is a round-table/panel conversation featuring dynamic black women historians whose scholarship engages the black past. For more information and to register visit

  • October 30, 2017

    Haroon Moghul will discuss his new book, How to Be a Muslim: An American Story, on November 1 from 2:30-3:50pm in the Essex Room of the Paul Robeson Campus Center. Free and open to all.

  • September 28, 2017

    In a discussion of his new book The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein makes the case that our federal, state, and local governments shoulder even greater blame. They adopted laws and policies that promoted or facilitated discrimination for decades, sanctioning segregated public housing and demolishing integrated neighborhoods.

  • September 14, 2017

    The Federated History Department has launched the Annotated Patent History Digital Archive. Funded by a faculty seed grant from NJIT, this project makes use of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research to explore the history of patents in the United States.

  • April 07, 2017

    The graduate program in History will continue to offer a number of fellowships to new entrants to its MA and MAT programs. Applicants should apply online by July 1, 2018, using their personal statement to outline their suitability for this award.

  • March 02, 2017

    Effective Fall 2017, the format of the seminar sequence, 510:489, 490, is being changed. Instead of a two-semester sequence, the History Seminar-Research 510:490 will now be a single semester, with sections held during the fall and the spring.

  • February 16, 2017

    The Rutgers University-Newark/NJIT Federated History Department joins our professional society, the American Historical Association, in condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order allegedly “protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States,” which is, in effect, a Muslim ban.

  • February 06, 2017

    Daniel Asen was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his project "Fingerprinting in Twentieth Century China from Racial, Political and Scientific Perspectives!"

  • February 01, 2017

    The Federated History Department is pleased to announce our new BA/MA degree program!

  • January 30, 2017

    Join us on February 16, 2017 at 6PM in the Dana Room, John Cotton Dana Library, as Dorothy Wang explores the possible factors (primarily race) that account for the divergent reception of poets Amiri Baraka and Ed Dorn in American literary history. For more information and to register visit

  • January 24, 2017

    Join us on February 27, 2017 at 6PM in the Dana Room, John Cotton Dana Library for a screening of Changing Face of Harlem, a documatary that examines the revitalization of Harlem. For more information and to register visit

  • January 19, 2017

    Timothy Stewart-Winter, associate professor of U.S. history and co-director of the Queer Newark Oral History Project, is the co-winner of the 2017 John Boswell Prize for his book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics.

  • November 28, 2016

    Fighting hate, bigotry, and populism with knowledge. Join us for our inaugural History Department Teach-in of 2017. We will watch live as Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America. Following the inauguration, Professor Brian Phillips Murphy will lead a teach-in about what powers have just been transferred and what the modern presidency has become. Lunch will be provided.

  • November 23, 2016

    Nükhet Varlık has taken home not one, but two, major awards for her recent book, Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World:
The Ottoman Experience, 1347–1600 (Cambridge University Press).

  • November 14, 2016

    Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s films will be screened this week in advance of a talk on Thursday, November 17, at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rm 255, from 4-7PM.

  • October 14, 2016

    Join us on October 27 in the Dana Room, Dana Library as Director Jules D. Bartkowski screens and discusses his directorial debut film, Pastor Paul, which explores the confluence of New African Cinema, Christianity, and Witchcraft.

  • August 23, 2016

    The symposium, “Conflict, Encounter, and Interfaith Dialogue in Islam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,” will bring together scholars across disciplines to present work that showcases the breadth of exciting scholarship in this area and to generate dialogue across disciplines. Join us on October 26 from 2:30-5:30pm in the Essex Room of the Paul Robeson Campus Center.