The College of history and culture, founded in 1923, is one of the earliest departments of Henan University. Fan Wenlan, Ji Wenfu, Meng Wentong, Guo Shaoyu, Ma feibai, Zhu Fangpu, sun Haibo and other senior scholars have taught here successively, and trained generations of excellent talents who are famous at home and abroad, such as Han Rulin, Bai Shouyi, Yin Da, Shi zhangru and so on.
At present, the College of history and culture has 93 faculty members, 44 doctoral supervisors (including 20 cooperative supervisors of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the National Museum), 64 master supervisors, 57 professors and associate professors, 83 with doctoral degrees, 1 winner of the national "ten million talent project", 1 member of the History Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of education, 1 national model of teachers' ethics and 1 excellent teacher each, and 4 persons who enjoy the special allowance of the State Council, There are 4 distinguished professors from Henan Province, 4 scholars from the Yellow River, 6 distinguished professors from Henan University, 2 winners of Zeng Xianzi education fund, 7 excellent experts from Henan Province, 9 academic and technical leaders from Henan Province, 10 young and middle-aged backbone teachers from Henan Province, 4 excellent teachers from Henan Province, 5 outstanding young social science experts from Henan Province, 4 innovative talents training objects of colleges and universities in Henan Province, and 5 winners of Henan university teaching skills Grand Prix, One winner of the May 4th Youth Medal of Henan Province, and seven served as the president and vice president of the national professional society. In the past five years, teachers of the college have presided over 45 National Social Science Foundation projects, more than 60 provincial and ministerial projects, published more than 60 monographs, and published more than 300 high-level papers in core journals such as Chinese Social Sciences, historical research, archaeology, Chinese history research, modern history research and world history.
The college has four undergraduate majors: history, world history, archaeology, cultural relics and Museology. Among them, history is a national characteristic specialty and a pilot comprehensive reform of provincial specialties; It has master's and doctoral programs in three first-class disciplines: Chinese history, world history and archaeology, three first-class discipline post doctoral research stations and three first-class disciplines mainly funded by Henan Province. The discipline of Chinese history and archaeology is an important supporting discipline of the "Yellow River civilization discipline group" which is a characteristic and advantageous discipline in Henan Province; It has a number of teaching resources at or above the provincial level. Interpretation of Sun Tzu's art of war is a national high-quality video open course, archaeology of Qin and Han Dynasties is a national high-quality online open course, ancient Chinese history and modern Chinese history are high-quality courses in Henan Province, and selected readings of world historical documents are provincial bilingual Demonstration Courses; The teaching teams of Chinese ancient history and Chinese modern history are provincial-level teaching teams. There are four innovative teams of philosophy and Social Sciences in Colleges and universities in Henan Province, including the research on the history and culture of the Song Dynasty, the research on Chinese modern history, the collation and historical research of documents in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and the research on Chinese modern governance. At present, the college cooperates with the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Museum of China, the Henan Museum, Ben Gurion University in Israel, the National University of Belarus and other domestic and foreign institutions to train master's and doctoral students. The college has more than 300 doctoral and master's students and more than 700 undergraduates.
The college has three teaching platforms at or above the provincial and ministerial level, including the provincial and ministerial co construction laboratory for Archaeology and cultural relics digitization, the Henan experimental teaching demonstration center for Archaeology and cultural heritage protection, and the Henan virtual simulation experiment project for Archaeology and cultural relics protection in the Yellow River flood area; China ancient history research center, Israel research center and China modern society transformation research center are the key research bases of Humanities and Social Sciences in Colleges and universities in Henan Province. Among them, Israel research center is the regional and national research center of the Ministry of education; It has many key research institutions at the school level, such as the Institute of modern China, the Institute of world history, the research center of ancient civilization, regional and national research institutes and so on. The discipline of Chinese history and archaeology is an important supporting discipline of two national scientific research platforms: the Yellow River civilization and Sustainable Development Research Center, the key research base of Humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of education, and the collaborative innovation center of Yellow River civilization jointly built by provinces and ministries. In addition, the Song Culture Research Institute jointly built by Henan University and Kaifeng City is an important platform for the study of Song History in our university.
The office area of the college is located in the antique building 7 of Minglun campus. It is now a national key cultural relics protection unit. The reference room of the college is located in building 9, covering an area of more than 2000 square meters, with nearly 300000 books in Chinese and foreign languages and more than 700 newspapers and magazines since the Republic of China; It has a collection of large-scale books such as "Si Ku Quan Shu", "series integration", "rare ancient books series", "full song text", "modern Chinese historical materials series", "Republic of China Series" and so on; It has large databases such as Chinese basic ancient books database, Chinese Local Chronicles database, Shenbao database, Chinese modern newspapers and periodicals database, Chinese book library, Dacheng old and old journal full-text database, Journal Full-text Database of the late Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China, ProQuest ebrary electronic database and so on. The rich and complete types of books and materials provide convenience for teachers and students' scientific research; The Cultural Relics Museum of the college covers an area of 3000 square meters and has a collection of more than 4000 cultural relics. It mainly serves the teaching and scientific research activities of history, archaeology, cultural relics and Museology, and is open to the public free of charge.