“I can do this for school?”
Historical research can be anything you find fascinating! Our students dive into subjects like music, art, film, science and technology, fashion and design, activism, architecture and more.
Learn how people lived and interacted with the world throughout time and share the voices of those who may not have told their stories before.
Bring a fresh perspective to stories of the past
From analyzing the Rosetta Stone to dissecting the cultural and political forces that led to the space race, historical researchers bring existing stories into a new light.
Our committed faculty members help you learn to understand history with proper context. Going beyond the usual touchstones, you’ll engage with real people and their cultures.
Get involved with historical research at USC
Choose your own topic and work with a faculty member who specializes in that area. You can also take advantage of one of our graduate-level field schools or our on-campus museums.
Our professors maintain a rich and diverse research schedule, including:
- 1970s America
- Magic in pre-modern Europe
- Biblical interpretation and natural philosophy in 16th century Italy
- Landmarks of the Confederacy
Find your direction
Academic advisors are available to discuss your research aims with you, especially as you select courses to inform your direction and consider plans for after graduation. Make an appointment with an academic advisor.