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

Maymester and Summer Course Spotlight
Posted on 13 April 2021 | 9:12 am
We have an array of great courses available this Maymester & Summer. Read details below: The History of Stuff: A Global History of Consumption & Waste. Every day, Americans consume and discard goods they purchased from the supermarket, large retailers like Walmart and Home Depot, and upscale electronic stores that offer the newest Apple or […]
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Dr. Domby to speak at April 8 History Club meeting
Posted on 1 April 2021 | 12:22 pm
Don’t miss Adam Domby’s virtual presentation for the History Club on Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Domby, author of The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory, will present “Why We Misremember the Civil War.” Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/94203237685#success.
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Dr. Rachel Donaldson wins Outstanding Faculty award
Posted on 27 March 2021 | 8:30 am
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Donaldson for winning the ExCEL Outstanding Faculty of the Year – Graduate School award!
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