The discipline of history poses complex questions about the experiences of humans over time. Historians develop, challenge, and revise narratives and interpretations of the past with an eye toward understanding both the subjects of their study and the implications of such knowledge for the present.
Underrepresented students interested in teaching tomorrows’ college students earn mentoring from second-year to tenure.
Jon Cohen ’14 describes the path he took to his independent major in Middle Eastern studies as a happy accident.
Tracy Pa ’15 and Isaiah Tyree ’15 earn federal grants to study abroad in the spring; Pa in Japan and Tyree in South Africa.
Summer Mentored Advanced Projects probe the boundaries of historical sources and narratives
New faculty put the study of history into dialogue with the wider world.
The History Department Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) is a student-faculty liaison group which provides the faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other department issues. It also organizes various student events, such as study breaks. There are currently eight members of the History SEPC.
- Sam Dunnington '14
- Hayes Gardner '15
- Matthew Lewis '14
- Clare Mao '14
- Patricia Murphy-Geiss '14
- Meg Rudy '14
- Liz Sawka '15
- Dana Sly '15