Department of History

Message from the Chair

Jason CoyThe 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

History Department Welcomes Dr. Tamika Nunley for Annual Black History Month Lecture
Please join the Department of History for its annual Black History Month lecture, presented by guest lecturer Tamika Nunley. Dr. Nunley will present, “Black Women’s History as American History and the Everyday Struggles over Liberty and Justice.” ABOUT: Tamika Nunley is an Associate Professor of History at Cornell University with courses and research focused on […]
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SURF Grant Recipients Dr. Delay & Anna Walter Publish Article
Volume 26 of the New Hibernia Review features an article by Dr. Cara Delay & undergraduate history major Anna Walter: “You Said It Would Be Alright”: Trust, Betrayal, and Women’s Relationships in Irish Abortion Experiences, 1900–1967. This article was made possible by a Summer 2021 SURF grant. Click the article title or magazine image to […]
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Zeb Dingley Discusses Research in Africa
Assistant Professor Zebulon Dingley travelled in Kenya this Summer for research. He discusses his research below & the challenges he encountered sorting through archival collections there. I was in Kenya for 10 weeks this summer, conducting archival research at the National Archives in Nairobi and its coastal branch in Mombasa. The research in Nairobi was […]
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