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Program History

The American Civilization Program is a plan for study within the Department of History doctoral program. Established in 1979, it trains advanced students for scholarly careers in both the academy and in public humanities including museums, historic preservation, and cultural agencies, and other related organizations. 

LettersWhat makes "Am Civ" unique is its emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship and material culture studies, a particular strength of the University of Delaware across a number of departments and programs. With its wide array of nearby museums, Delaware is a great place to hone your skills at researching and writing about American material life in the past. 

Click on the links above to read a message from the program director, Katherine C. Grier, and to learn more about Am Civ's access to distinctive assets here at the University of Delaware and at nearby museums and research libraries; the program requirements; application information; the interests of our current students; and the research and careers of some of our alumni.