Our department is committed to deeper conceptualizations of cultural heritages from across the globe. Our faculty members help students develop a critical understanding of the many varied pasts as well as enhance writing, research, analytical, and rhetorical skills. Of the many subjects students will encounter, history is the key discipline that integrates insights from the arts, sciences, economics, politics, literature, religions, and philosophies into a synthetic examination of the human experience. The wide variety of courses we offer expose students to the complexities of the human experience in different geographic regions, and across class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Our classes highlight the social, political, economic and cultural values with which people ordered their world. History alumni have pursued successful careers in business, law, teaching, government, and the non-profit sector.
Next event: Dr. Eric Tagliacozzo of Cornell University will be offering a talk in our “Rebels” Lecture Series: “Hajj in the Time of Cholera: Disease Vectors and the Pilgrimage to Mecca from Southeast Asia.” Monday, 31 March at 5:00 pm in ZSR Room 404. For more info,click here.
Most recent news: At the February 20th Founders’ Day Convocation, two History Department professors won awards. Professor Simone Caron was awarded the Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching and Professor Nathan Plageman was awarded a URECA Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentorship in Teaching and Creative Work. Photos and a description of the event can be found here.
For more information, contact Ronald Bobroff, Interim Department Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).