Through critical exploration of the past, our students and faculty interpret, evaluate and craft narratives that recover lost lives and illuminate how and why societies change over time.

Our courses provoke independent and creative thought. Through a close evaluation of diverse evidence, students learn to generate and defend original arguments, to evaluate and contribute to scholarly conversations, and to reflect on the relationship between past and present.

History Department

History Department Prizes

The department awards the Alfred F. Havighurst, The Asa J. Davis Prize, and The John Petropulos Prize.