history montageOur 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.

Take classes with us! See the Fall 2014 Course Schedule with description here. Over the Summer, we have divisional courses both terms plus two upper-level courses. In the First Session, Dr. Caron will offer a look at the US since the New Deal. In the Second Session, Dr. Bobroff will mark the Centenary of the start of the First World War by offering an examination of how the war started. See descriptions and schedules for these courses here.

Next events:This Friday, 25 April, Dr. Lisa Blee and Chelcie Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian) will give a presentation on Omeka + Neatline and Prof. Blee’s use of these platforms in her First Year Seminar, “Nature, Environments, and Place in American Thought.” 3pm, 4/25, 301 Reynolda Hall. This talk is sponsored by the Digital Humanities Institute and the Humanities Institute.

The History Department’s Awards Dinner and Phi Alpha Theta Induction will be Wednesday, 30 April, at 5pm. All history majors and professors are welcome and encouraged to attend! RSVP to Ms. Gammons.

Recent news: Rob Wilson (’14) gave his paper, “Hands Off My Property: Reincorporating the Reasons behind States’ Rights,” at a Phi Alpha Theta Regional Meeting at Elizabeth City State University on April 5.  His paper won best overall for his category.

Jessica Lockhart (’14) gave her paper, “The Imperial Agenda of the African Methodist Episcopal Church: Re-Defining African American Religious Identity, 1870-1917″ at a Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference,at Brenau University, in Gainesville, Georgia, on March 29, 2014. She was awarded second prize for overall best paper at the conference.

For more information, contact Ronald Bobroff, Interim Department Chair.

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