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

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.
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.

Department Information

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