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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Grinnell Offers Summer Classes for the First Time Since 1947

The spirit of community and desire to care for students prompted the quick development of summer classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Grinnell Stories: African Americans of Early Grinnell by Prof. Dan Kaiser

4:15-5:15 pm, Feb. 18, 2020, in Burling Library First Floor Lounge
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Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon

1-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, in the Burling Computing Lab, Lower Level

Department Information

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