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The ways in which we interpret and learn from the past play a major role in how we approach the future. Whether pursuing a career in business, accounting, journalism or education, the study of history prepares you to think critically and communicate effectively. With scholars active in a diverse array of fields, the Department of History and its faculty members provide a wide range of opportunities for you to explore the past. Modern issues, regardless of the industry, are best tackled with an acute understanding of past events and societies. As work places change and sectors evolve, the skills gained from experience with historical studies provide the leaders of tomorrow with intangible skills and important perspectives.


Gottlieb receives conference award

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History named Assistant Professor Dylan Gottlieb a co-recipient of the Catherine Bauer Wurster Award. He was recognized for his article, “Hoboken Is Burning: Yuppies, Arson, and Displacement in the Postindustrial City,” which ranks among the top 2% of most-read articles in the journal’s history. 

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Jhala honored for outstanding scholarship

A recipient of Bentley’s 2022 Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, Professor Angma Jhala was recognized for her newest book, “An Endangered History: Indigeneity, Religion and Politics on the Borders of India, Burma and Bangladesh.” In it, she explores the integration of European knowledge systems and South Asian cultural traditions.

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The hidden benefits of a History minor

Shane Carr ’23 may be pursuing a career in Accounting, but he says potential employers are excited to learn he’s minoring in History. “Accounting firms want new employees to be well-rounded,” he explains, “and pursuing a history minor showcases my wide range of skills and interests.”

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Minoring in History at Bentley University

A private university in Waltham, MA, Bentley prepares the next generation of smart, nimble, and compassionate leaders by combining an advanced business curriculum with the best of the arts and sciences, using the latest technology across disciplines, providing hands-on experiential learning and internship opportunities, and offering top-ranked career services.


Clifford Putney
Associate Professor and Department Chair Adamian Academic Center 121

Sung-eun Choi
Assistant Professor and Minors Coordinator

Annette Wong
Senior Academic Coordinator
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