Develop critical habits of mind from the study of change and time.
Our history department is an intellectual community that prepares students to engage in issues of vital personal and global significance.
You’ll gain skills in writing, critical thinking, and evaluating information through research, internships, and publishing opportunities. In addition, you’ll develop the capacity to reason comparatively and deepen your understanding of global connections among cultures.
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
Worlds of Hip-Hop
You’ll explore hip-hop as an arts movement whose forms, conventions, and standards responded to specific political and social conditions to address questions of freedom and community.
The Annales School
This is not a typical history course but one on historical theory and modern historiographical thought. How did historians in past generations attempt to analyze the past? To what extent is history connected to other disciplines? What was the French contribution to contemporary historiography? We examine the scholarship of the French Annales, arguably the most influential and revolutionary “school” of historiography in the twentieth century.
The Trouble with "Diversity"
Through archival, literary, and other cultural texts, we’ll consider the history of “diversity” as both a practice and concept, beginning with the arrival of “colorblindness” in the 1890s and moving through recent approaches to institutionalized multiculturalism.
PROF. NATHAN D. CONNOLLY
Associate Professor, Department of History
A World More Complete
Historian Nathan D. Connolly has spent the better part of his career uncovering inequities in the U.S. housing arena to reveal the long-lasting effects of the practice called “redlining”—the discriminatory practice of denying financial services to residents of certain areas based on their race or ethnicity.Read More