Department of History

Message from the Chair

The knowledge and skills that students gain as History majors are vital for preparing for the challenges facing us in the 21st century. Today’s problems—epidemic disease, racial oppression, political unrest, violent extremism, environmental crises, economic inequality—also confronted people in the past, and historians’ efforts to understand how they faced these threat provide valuable insights for us today. Our faculty, made up of dynamic teacher-scholars, offer courses that afford students a fascinating glimpse into how societies in the past sought to overcome these threats and how they changed in the process. Likewise, the History major equips graduates with valuable skills for launching successful careers after graduation. read more

Professor Jason Coy
Department Chair

Department News

Virtual book club starts this month
Posted on 22 October 2020 | 8:30 am
Join us for a unique collaboration in reading and discussing Professor Martha S. Jones‘ recently published book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. We will read the book from late-October to early December and meet twice (virtually) to discuss your thoughts on the book. On December […]
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Adjunct professor Kristin Halvorson on her work with the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt
Posted on 20 October 2020 | 12:37 pm
Adjunct professor Kristin Halvorson is an Egyptologist who covers 3,000+ years of the ancient Egyptian world in her very popular 115 course “Egypt and Its Neighbors.” We recently spoke with Kristin about her work with the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt. She had this to say: “I was honored to have been […]
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