Giving to the History Department

  • Support Student Research in History at Emory

  • Fay A. Yarbrough, Ph.D. 2003, published Race and the Cherokee Nation in 2007.

  • Professor Yanna Yannakakis is winning prizes for her book The Art of Being In-Between: Native Intermediaries, Indian Identity, and Local Rule in Colonial Oaxaca (2008).

  • Everything was ready for the Senior Celebration in April 2011.

  • Professor Patrick Allitt awards highest honors to Pearl Young, M.A./B.A. 2010, at the Honors Ceremony. Pearl will begin graduate school at the University of North Carolina in Fall 2011.

  • Christian Koepfer (left), M.A. 2005, teaches Roman history and archeology at the Universität Augsburg. In the summer of 2010, he led an historical reenactment of a trip over the Roman Way in southern Germany.

  • Chad Fulwider, Ph.D. 2009, was among the students celebrating at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony.

  • Prof. Joe Crespino gives the Matthew A. Carter Citizen-Scholar Award to Patrick C. Jamieson at the Senior Party in April 2011.

  • Families and History faculty celebrate the induction of Anda Lopazan, Reina Factor, Zachary Domach, David Poliner and Kirsten Cooper into Phi Beta Kappa in April 2011.

  • Prof. Joe Crespino awards the George P. Cuttino Prize in European History to Sarah Jane B. Conner at the Senior Party in April 2011.

  • Nathan Vigil, whose has been a Dean's Teaching Fellow, having tea in a kitchen in St. Petersburg, Russia. He went there for Russian language training for his dissertation on negotiations surrounding nuclear weapons in the European sphere.

  • History colleagues and students gathered for the Senior Party in April 2011.

  • Hannes Baumgarten, a graduate student in history from Biberach a. d. Riss in Germany, came to Emory in 2010-2011 through our graduate exchange program with the Universität Augsburg in southern Germany.

  • Emory Arts and Sciences Fellowship holder Lena Suk is researching her dissertation, tentatively entitled "Girls' Night out: Women, Movie-Going and Urban Space in São Paulo, Brazil, 1920-1960."

  • Daniel B. Domingues da Silva visited Fort São Miguel on the Bay of Luanda in Angola in 2005. His work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Luso-American Foundation for the Development, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

  • Woodruff Professor David Eltis is the co-editor of the path breaking Transatlantic Slave Trade database at

  • Professor Polly J. Price, B.A./M.A. 1986, and also an Associated Faculty member of the History Department, discussed her book at the Clinton Presidential Library.

  • Peter Clericuzio, M.A./B.A. History, 2005, is finishing his dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania and publishing an article from his 2004 Cuttino Summer research.

  • Professor Mary Odem co-edited Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of the U.S. South (2009).

  • Allison Belzer, Ph.D. 2002, recently published Women and the Great War.

  • David Abraham, B.A. History and Philosophy, 2008, received a Jones Fellowship to study philsophy at St. Andrews.

  • Choice Magazine has described Professor Kristin Mann's recent book as "a masterpiece of urban history."

  • Professor Patrick N. Allitt is featured in six lecture series with The Teaching Company.

  • Rebecca Shumway, Ph.D. 2004, will publish The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave Trade later this year.

  • Nick Brock, Class of 2012, who studied abroad in London and Paris, plans on attending law school.

  • History majors Caroline Flood (left, Class of 2011) and Marissa Lambert (right, Class of 2012) spent a summer in Paris with a French family.

  • Professor Walter L. Adamson published Embattled Avant-gardes: Modernism's Resistance to Commodity Culture in Europe (2007).

  • Professor Astrid M. Eckert is a Daimler Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin during the spring of 2011.

  • Professor Jeffrey Lesser's book, A Discontented Diaspora: Japanese-Brazilians and the Meanings of Ethnic Militancy (2007), was featured on BrazilMax Radio.

  • Gayle Brunelle, Ph.D. 1988, and Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D. 1991, are getting wonderful reviews for Murder in the Metro.

What Your Support Means to Us

Your support transforms the future of our students and inspires our department. More than ever, the generosity of our alumni and friends is needed to help us enhance our academic programs and to sustain path-breaking research. We ask you to join us in our mission.

For many years, our faculty has had a distinguished international reputation in the fields of European and United States history, with an emphasis on medieval and early modern Europe and the American South. In the 1990s, we began expanding our range and our faculty. Latin America was added as an area for graduate work in 1991, Africa in 1993, Asia in 2007. Recent years have also witnessed our graduate program’s expansion into Jewish History and Ancient History. We offer rigorous and engaged historical study – at both the graduate and undergraduate levels—as we build on our valued tradition of excellence.  

We are very grateful for your generosity and encouragement.

Opportunities to help

Online Contributions

Giving to Emory online is safe and convenient.

To make your gift online, visit the University’s secure giving page.   

Select “Other Designation” and then write in one of the following:

  • “History Department, Option A,” 
  • “History Department, Option B,”
  • “History Department, Option C”
  • “History Department, Option D”

Follow the instructions for entering the amount and your credit card information. Emory University uses a third-party vendor to secure online credit card gifts. (The security certificate is registered with that vendor, so please note that the security warning that appears on the site simply reflects the two names on the certificate.)

If you are making a Special Tribute Gift (Option D), please contact the department to let us know whom your gift honors.

Mailed Contributions

Office of Gift Records
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Checks should be made payable to Emory University with “History Department Fund” and the Option (A, B, C or D) on the memo line.

Individuals wishing to endow a professorship or a chair or to make other major gifts should contact the Chair of the Department of History or the Office of Development for Emory College (Ms. Sarah Walker at 404.727.4635 or

Thank you for your contribution to the Department of History!