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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

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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History Dept hosts Dr. April Merleaux
Posted on 14 February 2017 | 10:12 am
On February 1st, the Department of History along with the First Year Experience hosted Dr. April Merleaux of Florida International University. Dr. Merleaux’s research focuses on the 20th century United States in international context. She studies the intersections between cultural studies and political economy, and she is particularly interested in race, environment, and power. Dr. […]
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Assoc. Professor Cara Delay Wins Gold Award
Posted on 14 December 2016 | 11:21 am
The Coordinating Council for Women in History has given Dr. Cara Delay its first annual Gold Best Article award. The $500 prize is given to the best article published in a peer-reviewed journal in the year prior to the award year. The CCWH announced the award in its winter newsletter, excerpt below: “The CCWH is pleased to […]
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Dept Alumnus Weighs In
Posted on 1 December 2016 | 11:29 am
What can you do with a CofC History degree? College of Charleston had a profound impact on my understanding and appreciation for history in general and Middle Eastern studies in particular. I am a South Carolina native and have always been fascinated in history and foreign affairs, ever since a family trip to the Middle […]
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