Department of History

Message from the Chair

“Why study history?” We historians are often asked that question or, even worse, people just assume that a History B.A. is pretty useless. In reality, History is one of the most useful degree programs a student can undertake. read more

Professor Phyllis Jestice
Department Chair

Department News

Congratulations Historians!
Posted on 20 May 2020 | 10:27 am
On behalf of the Department of History, congratulations graduates. We thought you might enjoy this quick message specifically for history majors of the class of 2020: We look forward to celebrating with you in person, until then, please keep in touch and let us know what you are up to!
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Jacob Steere-Williams Featured on CNN and More
Posted on 27 April 2020 | 11:04 am
Our department is made up of historians who study a variety of interesting topics, including medieval Europe, ancient Egypt, and the American Civil War. Associate professor Jacob Steere-Williams‘ research focuses on the history of disease and medicine. As the world navigates the COVID-19 crisis, Steere-Williams has shared his expertise on pandemics and public health in […]
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