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

Revolutionary War Era Living History Event
Posted on 11 November 2019 | 1:41 pm
On Saturday, November 9th, the Department of History hosted a living history event in the Cistern Yard that highlighted the little-known fact that the College of Charleston campus served as a prisoner of war camp for American prisoners during much of the Revolutionary War. Throughout the day, groups of reenactors in period dress spoke to […]
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Impressive History Intern
Posted on 15 May 2019 | 11:37 am
We’d like to take a moment to recognize a particularly impressive student who recently completed an internship with the Historic Charleston Foundation. Kennedy Madison went above and beyond in her work for Leigh Moring, the Education Coordinator at the HCF. Leigh relayed the following to the History Department’s Internship Coordinator, Dr. Sandy Slater: “Kennedy made student […]
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