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.
Teaching and Research Highlights
Reenacting the Civil War
Professor Cliff Putney's Civil War class meets with reenactment specialists to experience episodes from the war.
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. Read more
New Books! In 2015, four faculty members published monographs and edited volumes. Congratulations to Professors Bridie Andrews, Chris Beneke, Sung Choi, and Cyrus Veeser! 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.
Centennial History of Bentley
Associate Professor Clifford Putney is spearheading an effort to produce a comprehensive history of Bentley for the school's centennial (2017).
Kevin De Raat, Dutch exchange student sends greetings to our History Department from the Netherlands!
2017 History Department Essay Prizes go to Michael Carnes and Ian Cumberland!
Michael Carnes minors in History and has won this year's Essay Prize for his paper "Epidemics and the Growth of Slavery in British North America" under the directorship of Professor Cyrus Veeser
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.