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

History

When you interpret human events from the past, you also help explain their implications for the present.

As a history major, you’ll learn to formulate complex questions about human events. To answer those questions, you’ll dig deeply into a topic, doing a close analysis of primary and secondary sources. In other words, you’ll learn to think like an historian. You’ll develop the skills to pursue knowledge independently and to present your results persuasively and clearly. You’ll be well prepared for a broad range of careers, including business, education, historic preservation, information science, journalism, law, and public service.

Department News

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The College Moves Salisbury House Library Collection to Campus

The College has moved Salisbury House’s collection of nearly 5,000 rare books and historic documents to Burling Library’s climate-controlled Special Collections and Archives.
Alexandra Odom ’16 in front of a tree with autumn leaves

Talent Spotting

How the Mellon Mays program helps students do mentored research and confidently pursue their ideas.
Sam Nakahira

For the Love of Comics (and History)

How do you translate a 35-page research paper into a comic? Sam Nakahira ’19, a history major from California, wanted to find out.

Department Information

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