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Our award-winning faculty make the past vivid to students and relevant to communities.  Look for our students researching in archives on and off campus and interning in museums and historic sites across the metropolitan region.  Join us as we further historical understanding that helps explain the diversity and complexity of the human past and its impact on the present.

Faculty and students in the History Department are curious and creative. We explore the past, not only to understand what came before, but to understand the present and build the future.  Passionate about our research and committed to scholarship in the public interest, we partner with museums, archives, schools, and community organizations to share and develop new knowledge.

Laura Westhoff
Chair