Sarah Purcel, L F Parker Professor of History, teaches in Noyce

History

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.

Department News

E. Patrick Johnson

Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies Welcomes E. Patrick Johnson on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Johnson's presentation, "The Beekeeper: Performing Southern Black Women who Love Women" will be held in the Humanities and Social Studies Center, Room S3325.
Elizabeth Prevost and Ralph Savarese

March 5 Herman Melville Meets Agatha Christie

At 4:15 pm on March 5 History Professor Elizabeth Prevost and English Professor Ralph Savarese will lead a discussion about the deceptively simple act of reading.

Ford Foundation Taps Grinnellian for Prestigious Fellowship

Joy Sales ʼ13 has been awarded a a highly-competitive 2018 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship by the Fellowships Office of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Department Information

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