Congratulations to Dr. Watkins, Winner of the 2019 Guittard Book Award!
Dr. Daniel J. Watkins is the 2019 recipient of the Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship!

Belief and Politics in Enlightenment France: Essays in Honor of Dale K. Van Kley, was edited by Daniel J. Watkins and Mita Choudhury (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, Liverpool University Press, 2019).

The Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship is awarded annually for a distinguished work of original scholarship in any area of history, written by a current or emeritus member of the faculty of the Baylor Department of History or by any graduate holding a degree in history from Baylor University. For more information, see
Dr. Johnson Awarded NEH Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson, who will co-direct a $146,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant project with Karin Wulf and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. The three-week teacher institute on “Teaching the History and Culture of Vast Early America” will bring K-12 teachers to the Omohundro Institute at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia to explore the #VastEarlyAmerica and to introduce them to tools of historical discovery that will facilitate research projects about the early American history of the places where they live and teach.

Sic ‘em, Dr. Johnson!

Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson is the Ralph and Bessie Lynn Chair of History at Baylor University.

To learn more about the National Endowment for the Humanities, visit
Grad School Panel and Q&A, hosted by Phi Alpha Theta
Thinking about graduate school? Join us on Zoom for a panel and Q&A with Dr. Watkins, Dr. Stubenrauch, and Dr. deGraffenried on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 4-5pm! Open to all Baylor students!

Contact for the Zoom link.

Hosted by Phi Alpha Theta.

Phi Alpha Theta is our history honor society. Find out more at!
Course Spotlight: MOAS
Fall 2020 Course Spotlight:

Model Organization of American States
HIS 2V89, HIS 4V89, PSC 4V89

Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 in Cashion C317.

Question? Contact Dr. Supplee at
Virtual Open House for New Students
Welcome to our new Baylor students! Whether you're a new major, minor, or just interested in history, join us for a virtual open house with our Chair, Dr. Barry Hankins, this Friday!

Friday, August 21, 2020
*Zoom link provided on the Welcome Week site (login required):
Welcome to our incoming MA and PhD students! Our History Graduate Program Orientation will be held virtually this year. Please check your emails for more information!
History & Religion Major Publishes Article
Congratulations to Benjamin "Jack" Young, who recently published "Holy Healthcare: Oral Roberts and the Rise and Fall of the City of Faith, 1960-1990" in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's 23rd volume of ARCHIVE: An Undergraduate Journal of History.

"Benjamin J. Young is a junior at Baylor University majoring in history and religion. He is interested in the histories of religion, culture, migration, and urban life, with a particular focus on the intersection of these themes in American history. This article is an expanded version of an essay written under the guidance of Dr. Philip Jenkins for his Spring 2019 course, 'Late Modern U.S. History, 1975-2010.'"

View Volume 23 of the journal here:
We've moved! The main Dept. of History office is relocating to Burleson Hall Suite 103 while the Tidwell Bible Building undergoes renovations. We will open August 3, 2020. If you need to reach our faculty and staff in the meantime, please reach out via email (see our History Faculty page or reach out to our staff below).

Rene Coker-Prikryl
Office Manager

Emily Leavitt
Administrative Associate
Congratulations, 2020/2021 Scholarship Recipients!
Congratulations to our 2020/2021 History Scholarship recipients!

Justin Vega - George Michael Stuart Scholarship
Connor Porter - Kevin H. Reynolds Scholarship
Ashley Orellana - Lavonia Jenkins-Barnes Scholarship
Adam Williams - John M. Roberts Scholarship
Emma Wilson - Gene and Mary Richardson Scholarship
Mary Cade - Jenice and Crawford Long Scholarship
Michaela Fehn, Augustine Landess, Quinton Matsuo-Chun, and Danielle Sanchez - Guittard-Verlander-Voegtle Scholarship

For more information about scholarships for history majors, see
Online Summer History Courses
Check out our online history courses offered for Minimester, Summer I, and Summer II! With Baylor's Summer of Discovery tuition discounts and bundles, it's a good time to take a history course. Learn more at:
Postponed - Special Lecture: Dialect and the Making of Modern China
This event has been postponed. For more information, see


Dialect and the Making of Modern China

Monday, April 6, 2020
3:30pm | Cashion 311

Dr. Gina Anne Tam is an assistant professor of Chinese history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Having graduated from Stanford University in 2016, she has research interests in the history of collective identity, including race, ethnicity, nation, and gender, in modern China. Her first book, Dialect and Nationalism in China, 1860-1960, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2020.

This event is sponsored by the Department of History, Asian Studies, and the Center for Global Engagement.
Postponed - Women's History Month Lecture
This event has been postponed. Baylor University has suspended student activities through the end of March. For more information, see

Our 2020 Women's History Month Lecture features Dr. Amy S. Greenberg, George Winfree Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University. Dr. Greenberg will speak on "Female Political Power before the Vote: Why some Washington D.C. ladies saw no need for Women's Rights in the 1840s."

Monday, March 30, 2020
Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Academic Center
3:30pm (Reception to Follow)
Sponsored by the Dept. of History and Mortar Board.

This event is free and open to the public!
Welcome, Dr. Ron Johnson!
Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson will join our Department of History faculty in Fall 2020 as our Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Professor of History. Dr. Johnson is author of Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance (University of Georgia Press, 2014). He will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in African American history.

Welcome, Dr. Johnson!
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