The Department of History is a vibrant community of scholars committed to studying the past and teaching students about the past and how to study it. History faculty members are publishing scholars and award-winning teachers with a keen interest in working with students, other scholars, and diverse public audiences. History students learn about the past and its relevance to the present, how to ask and answer complex questions, and how to communicate research results in oral and written forms. Department alumni are successfully engaged in a wide range of careers, prepared by their education to excel in an ever-changing world with a foundational knowledge of the past and the skills to interrogate past and present alike.

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