Welcome to the History Department at Louisiana Tech University
In the established tradition of liberal arts education, the Department of History provides students with personal cultural enrichment, while preparing them for employment in fields in which historical knowledge, habits of mind, and skills (such as research, analysis, and communication) are valued, and/or for further study leading to careers in teaching, the law, the ministry, government service, and many others.
"In preparation for a career in business, or for life generally, I can think of no more suitable academic major than history. History is the study of people, what they do, and why they do it: the perspective that’s necessary for future success."
--Brian Hamilton, board chairman and co-founder, Sageworks, Inc. (Sageworks is a financial analysis firm specializing in privately-held companies, based in Raleigh, N.C.)
Dr. David M. Anderson is co-editor of the Hank Williams Reader, published by Oxford University Press
Dr. V. Elaine Thompson's book, entitled Clinton, Louisiana: Society, Politics, and Race Relations in a Nineteenth-Century Southern Small Town, will be published through University of Louisiana Lafayette Press
News & Events
- Louisiana Tech's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society has once again won the best chapter award from the national society! This is makes 28 wins! Congrats to all those who worked hard to make this happen AGAIN!
- Dr. Jeffery R. Hankins has been named to the international advisory board of the British Scholar Society. Activities include annual international conferences, sponsorship of a book series and other media productions, and maintenance of Britain and the World, a biannual scholarly journal published by Edinburgh University Press. As a member of the advisory board Dr. Hankins’s responsibilities will include evaluation of manuscripts on seventeenth-century topics submitted for publication by the society.
The Department of History is celebrating the achievement of two of its faculty: Dr. David M. Anderson and Dr. V. Elaine Thompson, who have each published books in early 2014. Dr. Thompson's book, entitled Clinton, Louisiana: Society, Politics, and Race Relations in a Nineteenth-Century Southern Small Town, will be published through University of Louisiana Lafayette Press; and Dr. Anderson is co-editor of the Hank Williams Reader, published by Oxford University Press. The Department will host a book release celebration at the Louisiana Tech Ropp Center, Friday, February 14, from 2:00-4:00; and the public is invited.
To apply for study in the field of History at Louisiana Tech University visit Admissions