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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

History Award Applications Due Feb. 21!
Posted on 14 January 2019 | 1:49 pm
Attention History Majors: Looking for scholarship money? The Department of History offers several awards, given out each Spring. Contact Dr. Poole to pick up an application and read about the awards here:
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New Article by Dr. Jacob Steere-Williams
Posted on 31 October 2018 | 10:14 am
Congratulations to Dr. Steere-Williams! His article, “Edward Ballard and the Practice of Epidemiology in the 19th-Century United Kingdom,” has been published in the American Journal of Public Heath. “This article recovers the history of Victorian epidemiology through the career of British physician Edward Ballard (1820–1897). Ballard’s career provides a useful window into the practices of […]
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