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
Historians develop, challenge, and revise narratives and interpretations of human events to understand both past developments and their implications for the present. Through close analysis of primary sources, students learn to frame historical questions, pursue independent research, and present their ideas clearly and persuasively. The history major prepares students for a broad range of careers, and our graduates have become professionals in fields including business, education, historic preservation, information science, journalism, law, and public service.