Contact Us

History Department
Rutgers University, Camden
429 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ 08102

Dr. Lorrin Thomas, Chair
(856) 225-2656
lthomas2@camden.rutgers.edu

Dr. Janet Golden, Graduate Program Director
(856) 225-2813
jgolden@camden.rutgers.edu

Dr. Kate Epstein, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(856) 225-2721
kce17@camden.rutgers.edu

Sharon Smith, Secretary
(856) 225-6080
Fax: (856) 225-6806
sas548@camden.rutgers.edu

Historians are gossips who tease the dead. – Voltaire
Historians are gossips who tease the dead. – Voltaire
Historians are gossips who tease the dead. – Voltaire
History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. – Mark Twain
History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. – Mark Twain
History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. – Mark Twain
Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it. – Oscar Wilde
Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it. – Oscar Wilde
Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it. – Oscar Wilde
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. – George Orwell
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. – George Orwell
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. – George Orwell
We cannot escape history. – Abraham Lincoln
We cannot escape history. – Abraham Lincoln
We cannot escape history. – Abraham Lincoln
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. – James Baldwin
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. – James Baldwin
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. – James Baldwin
Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded. – Virginia Woolf
Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded. – Virginia Woolf
Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded. – Virginia Woolf

Welcome to the Department of History at Rutgers–Camden.


Our Department consists of nationally and internationally recognized scholars as well as committed teachers; you can learn more about us on our Faculty Page. We seek to foster understanding of the historical experiences of peoples around the world, to strengthen our students’ analytical and communications skills, and to prepare them for life after university. Despite the fast-paced nature of today’s world, the study of History remains one of the most exciting and practical subjects around, and we invite you to check out our Top 5 Reasons to Study History.

We offer courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level covering all regions of the world from ancient times from the present, as well as a history major and minor. For any undergraduates thinking about graduate work, we particularly invite you to check our our BA/MA program, which offers you an opportunity to take graduate courses at a terrific value. There are also several prizes and opportunities for our majors.

Our Chair is Prof. Lorrin Thomas, our Undergraduate Program Coordinator is Prof. Kate Epstein, and our Graduate Director is Prof. Janet Golden. They are delighted to speak with any current or prospective students about our program.