HIS 481 The Vikings Fall 2016
HIS 349 Modern British History Fall 2016
HIS 485 Age of the Samurai Fall 2016
HIS 482 Communism Fall 2016
HIS 416 World War II Fall 2016
HIS 481 The Vikings Fall 2016
HIS 349 Modern British History Fall 2016
HIS 485 Age of the Samurai Fall 2016
HIS 482 Communism Fall 2016
HIS 416 World War II Fall 2016

Why Study History?

9 Reasons to Study History

(Inspired by this list by Kelly Marcus)

Studying History:

  1. Allows Us to Understand Society
  2. Allows Us Understand Change (especially over time)
  3. Provides a Sense of Identity
  4. Preserves Our Stories
  5. Inspires Us
  6. Teaches Us Warning Signs
  7. Helps Us Be Better People
  8. Teaches Us Amazing Skills (like creating arguments, using evidence, writing and speaking well)
  9. Makes Us Wicked Good at Trivia Games

For more on why to study History, click here.

Events

The History Department's Dale Center is hosting the Waging Peace Conference in New Orleans on September 8-10, 2016.  To see more information, to register for the conference, or to make hotel reservations, visit the conference website.

"WAGING PEACE: Studying the Challenges of a Postwar Peace"

When wars end, the communities, veterans, and governments that waged them begin the processes of peace. From the reconstruction of national identities to the resettlement of refugees, postwar periods are often as complex as the conflicts themselves. The year 2016 marks the anniversaries of the first year of peace following the end of the War of 1812, the United States Civil War, the Second World War, and the Vietnam War. We look forward to discussing recent scholarship on these important topics in September.

News

The Department of History figured prominently in the College of Arts and Letter’s 2015 Year in Review.  Check it out HERE.  For the entire document, CLICK HERE.

The History Department is proud to announce that Professor of History Dr. Susannah J. Ural has been named the 2015-2017 Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor in the Humanities by the College of Arts and Letters. The Professorship is named after Moorman, who was a renowned authority on the work of Geoffrey Chaucer. It is awarded biennially for a two-year term to a senior professor in the departments of English, history, foreign languages, or philosophy. In addition to the award, recipients receive financial support for research in their field of study and must present a public lecture by the end of their term.  For more information, CLICK HERE.  Congratulations, Dr. Ural!