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

Summer Internships
Posted on 11 August 2021 | 11:59 am
This summer our majors and recent grads are gaining valuable experience in a variety of local internships. History majors interested in doing an internship for course credit during the upcoming academic year can contact Dr. Sandy Slater. Marian Williams (‘21) has held a variety of internships during her time at the College, including with US […]
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Dr. Bodek Wins Fulbright Award
Posted on 30 July 2021 | 12:28 pm
Congratulations to Dr. Bodek for winning the Fulbright Award! This wonderful achievement was featured in The School of Humanities and Social Sciences Feature Friday and The College Today. Excerpts quoted below: As an undergrad, Dr. Bodek became fascinated by the question of how democracies die and what, if anything, people could do to preserve them. […]
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Dr. Eaves Wins Prestigious Fellowship
Posted on 20 July 2021 | 12:25 pm
Congratulations to assistant professor Shannon Eaves on winning the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), which supports female scholars. The College Today has a great write up on Dr. Eaves, copied below: There are so many disturbing aspects of the enslavement of Africans that took place in the United States […]
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