European history at the University of Maryland combines bold scholarship and commitment to mentoring with the unparalleled resources of the Washington area. The members of our European faculty work together, crossing chronological, geographical, and thematic boundaries, to train undergraduate and graduate students rigorously to rethink European history and Europe’s historical role in all its dimensions.

At both the undergraduate and graduate level, the faculty specialize in many fields:  Ancient Mediterranean history; Medieval and Early Modern Europe; Modern Europe (18th – 20th centuries); Britain and British Empire; Russia and Eurasia; Jewish history; women and gender; military history; science, technology, and the environment; and Europe and the world.  Eclectic in their interests, many members of the faculty are social and cultural historians; others are interested in politics and political culture; while still others focus on intellectual developments. 

For more information on many of these fields (including their graduate programs), see the specific descriptions of those fields under the “fields of study” tab above. 

For Modern Europe, click on the "graduate" tab on the left.