History Department

Author Yuri Herrera on April 17Author Yuri Herrera on April 17
On Thursday, April 17, Hampden-Sydney College hosts a panel discussion featuring author Yuri Herrera; Dr. Alfonso Varona, Assistant Professor of Spanish; and Dr. Kenneth D. Lehman, Squires Professor of History. This discussion is entitled "The War on Drugs in Mexico: Fiction & Reality". Full Story...


Dr. Blackman Receives Mednick Fellowship Dr. Blackman Receives Mednick Fellowship
Dr. Robert H. Blackman, Associate Professor of History at Hampden-Sydney College, has received a 2014 VFIC Mednick Fellowship for his proposal to research and write a new book, "Building a National Assembly". Full Story...


Itself steeped in over 200 years of history, Hampden-Sydney College knows that the study of history is hallmark to the pursuit of self understanding and a liberal arts education. The History department offers a variety of courses in African-American, American, Asian, European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history, as well as a required survey of Western Civilization. A history major is a good foundation for careers in teaching, law, and public affairs.

The requirements for a major in History are 33 hours in History courses, including 9 hours in United States history, History 101, 102, and one additional course in European history, and 6 hours in areas outside of Europe and the United States. History 499 and 6 elective hours compose the remainder of the major.
All 300- and 400-level courses are open only to juniors and seniors, or others with the consent of the instructor.