Our Baylor history network is growing! Our alumni are working in a variety of fields and developing professionally and personally. Stay connected, keep up-to-date on our events, and learn about ways to be involved with our Department of History and the Baylor alumni community below. 

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Share Your Story

We want to hear your stories and stay in touch! Tell us about your achievements, career journey, historical areas of interest and what you've been learning recently, where you've traveled, and other news that you would like to share. We’ll share these stories via social media and feature them in our newsletter! Send stories, news, and photos to our Administrative Associate, Emily Leavitt, at Emily_Leavitt@Baylor.edu.

Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship

This award is open to any graduate holding a degree in History from Baylor (bachelor’s, master's, or doctoral) and any Department of History faculty who has written a book of original historical scholarship in the given year. Submissions for the 2019 award are due on April 1, 2020 to the Dept. of History. See the Guittard Book Award page for details.

Give Back
  • The History Excellence Fund provides opportunities for our majors, minors, faculty, and other students at Baylor. These opportunities include a) conference travel for our history students to present their research; b) bringing nationally-known historians and guests to campus; and c) a reception for our Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship recipient and for recognition of our Guittard Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Scholarship Winners.
  • The James Vardaman Endowed Scholarship Fund and Professorship Funds honor Prof. James Vardaman, who taught history at Baylor for over 30 years. Contributions to the Scholarship Fund supports a history major participating in a study abroad program; contributions to the Professorship Fund supports the James Vardaman Endowed Professor in History (currently Dr. Thomas S. Kidd) which may include salary, research needs, scholarship and travel expenses.