Welcome to the Department of History.


  • Marcus Pyka

  • Fintan Hoey

Research and Initiatives

Fintan Hoey Publishes New Book on US-Japan Relations

October 2015 saw Fintan Hoey, Assistant Professor of History at FUS, publishing a new book on US-Japanese relations, entitled Satō, America and the Cold War: U.S.-Japanese Relations, 1964-72. The book examines U.S.-Japanese relations during the tenure of Sato Eisaku, Japan's longest serving prime minister, and is the result of research undertaken by Professor Hoey over the last few years.

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Publication Highlights

Hoey, F. ‘Non-Nuclear Japan? Satō, the NPT, and the US Nuclear Umbrella.’ In Negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Origns of the nuclear order.Edited by Liviu Horovitz, Roland Popp, and Andreas Wenger. London: Routledge, 2017.

Hoey, F. ‘Japan and Extended Deterrence. Security and Non-proliferation.’ Journal of Strategic Studies 39, no. 4. (2016): 484-501. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402390.2016.1168010.

Hoey F. Satō, America and the Cold War. US-Japanese Relations, 1964-1972. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Pyka, M. "Von Reformen ganz enormen traeumen wir am Bosporus. Das Osmanische Reich als Vorbild wider Willen in Leo Fall’s Erfolgsoperette Die Rose von Stambul (1916)," in: Yavuz Köse (ed.): ªehrâyin. Die Welt der Osmanen, die Osmanen in der Welt. Wahrnehmungen, Begegnungen und Abgrenzungen. Festschrift Hans Georg Majer, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2012, S. 441-461.

Pyka, M. Heinrich Graetz: Jewish Identify and Historiography, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008.

Majors and Minors


Studying history at Franklin puts a strong emphasis on the development and acquisition of critical thinking and analytical skills in addition to reading, writing and oral presentation skills. Hence the History degree program provides students with an excellent practical preparation and training for graduate study and careers in law, business, diplomacy, government, international organizations and NGOs, journalism and education.

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