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Director of Graduate Studies Christine Kooi: 238A Himes Hall
(225) 578-4499,  

Undergraduate Advisor Karl Roider: (225) 578-4498,



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The Department of History at LSU is an integral part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a history that goes back as far as the founding of the University in 1860.  The department's administrative staff, based at 224 Himes Hall on LSU's central campus, supports the work of 27 tenured or tenure-track professors and a varying number of instructors. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, faculty members serve in a large number of campus and community outreach capacities, and do original research and writing on topics ranging from the American Civil War to Chinese Confucianism and far beyond (see Fields of Study).  LSU is one of the nationís premier sites for research in southern history, but it also has excellent faculty members and graduate students working in a host of other fields.  In addition to southern and United States history, it has particular strengths in British history, the Middle Ages and Renaissance studies, and modern European history.  It also has faculty members publishing on and teaching the history of the Ancient world, Latin America, Africa, as well as South and East Asia.

There are currently about 60 graduate students enrolled in doctoral and master's-degree programs in the department, and 452 undergraduate majoring in History in Fall 2007; total enrollment in History courses was over 4,500 students.

The department also hosts and/or contributes to a continuing round of lectures, seminars, and colloquia, including the prestigious annual Fleming Lecture Series on Southern history, the Modern History Colloquium series, the periodic Works in Progress seminars (WIPS) and the Medieval and Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies program (MARIS). 

Chair: Prof. Victor Stater,
Administrative Coordinator: Darlene Albritton,
Administrative Coordinator: Sandra Kirby,


Flagship Agenda, Department of History

Fleming Lecture Series

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