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The study of history provides a unique perspective and understanding of the human condition, past and present. The examination and comprehension of history aids in the development of the research, analytical, and communicative skills needed in many fields. read more

Professor Phyllis Jestice
Department Chair

Department News

2017 Department of History Awards
Posted on 17 May 2017 | 2:54 pm
Recently, we held our annual Department of History Awards Ceremony and Paper Symposium. Congratulations to paper the presenters and winners: Annika Elizabeth Liger “Our present hungry plight”: Food Rationing in Post-World War II Britain. Advisor: Irina Gigova Lucas Bryant Judson “Corruption and Cookups”: Breaking Convention with the Kingfish. Advisor: Adam Domby Natalie Ellen Carey “We […]
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Dr. Lisa Covert blogs about capstone students
Posted on 17 May 2017 | 2:09 pm
“Student Research Round-Up: Transnational Histories of the Americas”  By Dr. Lisa Covert The students in my spring 2017 capstone seminar, “Transnational Histories of the Americas,” completed papers on a fascinating array of topics and their research serves as a testament to the analytical skills and creative thinking that our major produces. Their projects represented a […]
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Impressive History Majors
Posted on 3 April 2017 | 9:06 am
  Congratulations to History majors Annika Liger and Adelaide Hoffman for presenting their papers at the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) conference in Atlanta. Annika presented, “Attitudes towards Abortionists in Mid-Twentieth-Century Ireland” and Adelaide’s paper was entitled, “Abortion, Ireland, and Identities in the Twentieth Century.” Dr. Cara Delay worked with both women and was pleased to report […]
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Praise from Students!
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 11:48 am
Over Spring Break, Dr. Olejniczak took a small group of students to Paris to study abroad. Check out this fun video of his students thanking him!
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