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

Dept of History Hosts Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference
Recently, the Department of History hosted the Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference. Several of our students participated: Caleb Ard – “A More Nuanced View of Iroquois Neutrality during Queen Anne’s War” Charlie Downey – “Japanese Internment: A Lesson in Wartime Hysteria & the Development of Ethnic Prejudice” Emily Eaton – “The Right of Self-Determination […]
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Exciting News for Dr. Jestice
Dr. Phyllis G. Jestice has written several books — both popular history writing & scholarly publications — and she recently discovered that many of them have been translated into foreign languages. Very exciting news! The Medieval Knight has been translated into Chinese, German, Hungarian, and Japanese. Timeline of Medieval Warfare is out in Brazilian Portuguese, German, and […]
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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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