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The History Department is home to active scholars in the fields of U.S. labor and business, U.S. foreign policy, American religion, modern Europe, modern India, modern East Asia, Russia and the Soviet Union, and women's history.  Our disciplinary strength is reflected in our record of successful, sustained research and publication. It is also evident in our thriving minors program, as well as our essential contributions to several concentrations in the Liberal Studies major.

Achieve More Exciting Things: Minor in History!



Reenacting the Civil War

Professor Cliff Putney's Civil War class meets with reenactment specialists to experience episodes from the war.

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History Students in the World

Professor Cyrus Veeser and his Latin American History class traveled to Ecuador where they helped build a local medical clinic.

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Department News

2016 History Department Essay Prize goes to Richard Randolph, class of 2017

Richard Randolph minors in History and has won this year's Essay Prize for his paper "Why Football is Not in Trouble" written under the guidance of Professor Chris Beneke.

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History meets MBA

Professor Cyrus Veeser, member of the Environments team, introduces his module "Analyzing Complexity" to the Bentley MBA program, a course based on real live case studies.

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Research Highlights

Recent Publications

New Books! In 2015, four faculty members published monographs and edited volumes. Congratulations to Professors Bridie Andrews, Chris Beneke, Sung Choi, and Cyrus Veeser!

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Trofimov Series on post-Civil War Russia

Professor Leonid Trofimov will publish several volumes in a document and commentary series on post-Civil War Russia for Hackett Publishers, a major press.

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