We are one of the oldest and leading department for research and teaching in Jordan and the Arab world. The department brings together an excellent group of staff involved in cutting edge research, energetic and innovative teaching. The reputation of the Discipline of History at the University of Jordan has been built since 1962 by famous historians: A.A. Al-Douri, A.K.Gharibah, and others, our current academic staff, among others continue to build on this foundation, and have gained national, regional and international recognition for their research and writing in Ancient, Islamic, economic history, contemporary Arab and world history, Asian, Europian, and USA/Latin America. Postgraduate history students join this tradition with our staff members in active and stimulate experience, that experience, is strong, not only by the diverse and rich array of courses we offer, but by staff members who believe this practice is in line with the UJ's mission. The HD offers B.A, M.A. and PhD. Degrees in History, with these degrees, history students gain a broad, social, political, and cultural understanding, as well as skills in research, analysis, criticism and writing history. Thus history provides an excellent foundation for interesting careers in public service, teaching, journalism, and diplomatic etc, in Jordan and Arab countries. We need to study history in order to preserve our identity, to understand our societies and challenges of our contemporary world. Thus we can plan for the future.