Dr. Ronald A. Johnson's research on Pierre Toussaint is featured in the New York Times.
Dr. Jenkins is featured on getreligion.org for his research and subsequent book.
Isaac Tuttle, History grad student, was selected unanimously to win the Torbet Prize for 2023 from the American Baptist Historical Society.
Digital Humanities methods are used for this fellowship to further expand the researh of eighteenth-century studies. Dr. Daniel Watkins was one of the five scholars who used an ECCO lab to advance his research.
Dr. Jenkins discusses his latest book, A Storm of Images: Iconoclasm and Religious Reformation in the Byzantine World, recently published by Baylor University Press on podcast Currents in Religion.
Waco WWII veteran Rufus Spain recounts service, religious upbringing, and thoughts on war during this Waco Tribune-Herald interview.
The Michael Ramsey Prize Longlist featured Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., for her book “The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth”.
From first-gen, veteran student to McNair Scholar and PhD student, Ryan Reynolds' educational journey is a testament to his determination and commitment to academic excellence.
A 2018 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that three essential attributes companies look for in a potential employee are three primary things that history majors learns here at Baylor Unversity.
This year, the Mayborn is focused on celebrating Native storytelling; Central Texans can experience live performances and meet Native storytellers during November. Plus, the Mayborn Museum will host President Terri Parton and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes for a community conversation on building long-term relations with Waco and Baylor University.
In a History class this semester, students learned that research can be fun and engaging. With Dr. Julie Sweet leading the way, Baylor students learned all about the Boston Tea Party, then took the campus by storm, marching to the Waco Creek Bridge with a crowd of more than 100 ready for an adventure to watch as students in coattails and stockings reenacted their research, right here on campus.
Fun classes like Campus Literature and Film Criticism will be offered next spring.
History major Charles Taylor (class of 2025) has been accepted into the inaugural cohort of the Baylor University Challenge-Based Interdisciplinary Scholar (CBI) program.
Dr. David Smith, Senior Lecturer in History, is no stranger to accolades, but his most recent honor as Outstanding Faculty for Teaching caps off an extraordinary year of accomplishments and activity.
The Brazos River may be a far cry from Boston Harbor in both distance and temperature, but that didn’t stop a group of Baylor University history students from recreating the Boston Tea Party in painstakingly accurate fashion Thursday, October 19th.
Dr. Philip Jenkins joins Professor Vrasidas Karalis and Associate Professor Frances Di Lauro, both with the University of Sydney, for the second part of a discussion with Meredith Lake about iconoclasm on a religion program for Austrailia's ABC.
Discover more about Baylor's first Jackson Family Chair and what his plans for the spring semester.
The department is proud to announce the 2023-2024 scholarship recipients.
Alex Ramsland, undergraduate history major, Phi Alpha Theta member, and department travel award recipient, describes her summer in Europe as a researcher and conference presenter.
Baylor History PhD graduates announced as the Graduate School's 2023-2024 Postdoctoral Teach Fellows.
Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson, Associate Professor & The Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History, was announced to be one of 22 new speakers added to the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program. The 2023 cohort of new lecturers joins a renowned roster of U.S. historians who share their expertise and research with a variety of audiences across the country.
A key step in getting the Baylor in Latin America strategic initiative up and running is to assess what the University already is doing in the region and then filling the gaps. That includes bringing more faculty to Baylor with strong track records for teaching and research in the region, such as Dr. Marilia Corrêa and Dr. Ricardo Álvarez-Pimentel, assistant professors in history.
Did you know that a Waco hotspot appeared in Food & Wine’s list of the best coffee shops in America? History alum Dylan Washington paired up with fellow Baylor Bear, John David Beard, to roast coffee beans, and the rest is history.
Texas A&M history professor joins Baylor history faculty Aug. 1, providing additional leadership for Baylor in Latin America initiatives.
As the 2022-2023 Outstanding Senior History Major, Amanda Bernardi sets her sights on studying optometry in Boston.
Historians Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., and Adrienne Cain with Baylor's renowned Institute for Oral History share seven best practices to help family members begin oral history conversations that enrich the recollections of the past.
Baylor History Alumni, Carlton Barnett, discusses how his time at Baylor as a history major has ignited his studies as a historian; his many achievements and pursuit of his PhD included.
History doctoral candidate & Fulbright Scholar, Patrick Leech, describes his research project that is taking him to Hungary.
Baylor History lecturer, David Smith, is one of 12 to be honored as an Outstanding Faculty award for 2022-2023.
Josh Borderud, a distinguished alumnus of Baylor University, has accomplished much since completing his B.A. and M.A. in History here at Baylor.
Last year, Baylor set a school record when 13 Bears earned prestigious Fulbright scholarships — almost twice the previous BU record! — as part of the nation’s flagship program for international graduate student and education. And yet — 2023’s student honors may be even more impressive.
Dr. Ronald Johnson, Associate Professor & The Ralph & Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History, was appointed as the co-editor of the Journal of the Early Republic.
Military historian and author David A. Smith discusses the role of Admiral George Dewey in the historic battle.
What do history professors do over the summer? They research.
This year, three faculty in the history department received grants through Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences Summer Research Award Program. They will be doing archival research in different destinations.
Baylor History Grad Student, Katherine Goodwin, wins award to help fund 5-week research trip to the UK.
Baylor University faculty members Julie deGraffenried, Ph.D., department chair and associate professor of history in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education, were selected to receive the 2023 Centennial Professor Awards for summer research projects.
Dr. Ronald Johnson, associate professor of history, was chosen to be co-editor of the Journal of the Early Republic.
The Baylor Model Organization of the American States (MOAS) team returned to Texas this week after a successful performance at the Washington Model OAS (WMOAS) representing the Republic of Argentina.
Baylor alum and history major, Victoria Lopez, uses her degree to "dive deeper" into her tech industry career.
Dr. David Smith, senior lecturer in history, has been teaching at Baylor for 20 years, but his passion for history and storytelling extends beyond the classroom. Every Monday morning, his NPR show called “David and Art” airs on KWBU.
Baylor University’s Department of History presents the Spring 2023 Women's History Month Speaker Series featuring Associate Professor of Latin American History at University of Texas El Paso, Dr. Erika Edwards, on April 19th.
In celebration of their strength, courage, and accomplishments, bronze statues of 1967 graduates Rev. Robert Gilbert and Barbara Walker are dedicated and placed in front of the Tidwell Bible Building.
Dr. Lisa Lacy, an accomplished historian and the daughter of one of Word Record's founders, brings a unique perspective to an oral history project that will shed light on the impact the company had on the Christian music industry and its lasting influence on American culture.
On April 4, 2023, the landscape of the Baylor University campus will change. On that day, the University will dedicate two statues commemorating the late Rev. Robert L. Gilbert and Mrs. Barbara A. Walker – the first Black students to earn their undergraduate degrees from the University.
Bonnie Cantwell Fraase, a Baylor University alumna and history major, prove her experiences at Baylor and beyond have prepared her well for her legal career.
Department of History alum, Kirby F. Warnock produces new documentary, "Brothers in Blues: Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan," an authorized biographical documentary about the musical brothers who grew up in Dallas.
Registration for Fall 2023 opens April 5th. Come check out all the amazing undergraduate courses the History faculty will be teaching!
Three History faculty earned 2023 Summer Research Awards from the College of Arts & Sciences.
Jennifer Throne Seiter (BA’20) talks about her work at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.