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Department of History

Message from the Chair

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

2018 History Department Awards
Posted on 14 May 2018 | 12:37 pm
We celebrated the 2018 History Department Awards on April 23rd in Alumni Hall. The awards were distributed following three excellent presentations of exceptional student work by Patrick Spoon, Gabriel Higgs, and Hannah Lohman. Congratulations to all of our winners: HSS Scholars –  Carolyn Dorey and Grace Hall Outstanding History Student Award with Service – Catherine […]
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Catching Up with History Alumna
Posted on 14 May 2018 | 12:03 pm
We recently reached out to Sarah Straub to see what she’s been up to since graduating in 2008: At the end each day, my roommate and I would walk along the Battery (I lived on Wentworth so it wasn’t too much of a hike).  I thought to myself how lucky I was to live there.  […]
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