The Department of History's 13th Annual Student History Conference.
The voyages of Columbus and the religious changes of the Reformation are often seen as ushering in the modern world, but they are usually examined separately. Professor Weisner-Hanks’s talk will bring them together, discussing religious changes around the world in the sixteenth century, some of which occurred because of interactions between cultures that resulted from the voyages of discovery, but many of which grew out of movements of reform within various religious traditions as highly-educated thinkers and ordinary people changed religious beliefs and practices and sought to redefine the relationship between the divine and human. Seeing the Reformation within the context of religious transformations across the globe does not diminish its importance, but allows us to understand it in a new way.
The 2016 history department newsletter is now available online and in print. You can download the 2016 History Department newsletter
or pick up a copy anytime in the department office.
News from the Public History Concentration
HST 360: Doing Digital History has been approved for credit in the Public History Concentration (PHC). Credit toward your PHC requirements may not automatically
appear on your Degree Progress Report, however, so if you took this course and
want it to count, contact Professor Amy Tyson so she can ensure you receive proper credit.
Report Finds History Majors are Highest Earners in Humanities
A report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University finds that history majors are the highest earners among humanities majors. You can learn more about the report here.