Expand your horizon by going backward in time—building skills to shape the future. Whether you are curious about global cuisine or food in medieval Europe, crime and punishment in early America or the ancient Mediterranean, how pandemics changed politics and labor, or how the bicycle became a key enabler of women's emancipation, there is always something to explore in history.

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Congratulations, Class of 2020!

We enjoyed celebrating your outstanding accomplishments with you virtually this year!

We hope you enjoy watching the previously recorded version of our Spring 2020 Department of History Commencement Ceremony! Which would not be complete without downloading the Spring 2020 Department of History Commencement Ceremony Program and reading through the encouraging words in the Zoom Webinar Chatbox written by those in attendance. 

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"My classes took field trips to local archives and historic sites, made dinner using only ingredients available to ancient Israelites, produced fired Egyptian faience tiles, analyzed the Classical origins of Art Deco design, and looked at history through the lens of Jane Austen's novels."

– History graduate

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