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

Jacob Steere-Williams on Epidemics and Coronavirus
Posted on 6 March 2020 | 12:54 pm
The Department’s own Jacob Steere-Williams, a historian of public health, wrote a fascinating op-ed for the Post and Courier on how epidemics of the past provide context for the coronavirus. Check it out at the link below: https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/commentary-epidemics-past-and-present-provide-context-for-coronavirus/article_b7015dfa-5e5e-11ea-b6b9-1717c087d543.html
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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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