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Welcome to the Department of History

We are committed to providing a rigorous, top quality education for the next generation of scholars, whether in academia, public history, secondary education, government and cultural organizations, publishing, or any of the many other contexts where history and its associated research, analytical, and writing skills are valued. Students read deeply in their fields while learning to create new knowledge by asking their own questions about the past, engaging in primary research, analyzing their findings, and communicating their conclusions artfully and persuasively.