The study of history unveils the complexity of human existence in the past and supplies insight into the present and future. History majors learn not just about the past and its relevance to today, but they also learn to think, write and speak analytically, skills that may be applied in many careers. We invite you to join us on this journey through time. Read more about the Department of History. »

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  1. Ament Publishes Singing to Victory »


    Suzanne Ament has published a book on the power of song in the Soviet Union during World War II.  She explores how the anthems of that era helped propel the Soviet people to victory and left behind a signifcant cultural legacy.

  2. Oyos publishes book on Theodore Roosevelt »


    Matt Oyos has published In Command, a study of Theodore Roosevelt's involvement with the American military.  The book focuses on how Roosevelt played an instrumental role in building an American military for the 20th century.

  3. Digital History »


    A digital history program is underway in the Department of History with student researchers transcribing the records of the Botetourt County Courthouse and researching the 102nd United States Colored Troops during the Civil War.  Check out their work in these ongoing projects.

  4. Dean's Scholars »


    For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Department of History picked Brock Barnes (History) and Stephanie Seitz (Social Science) for the Dean's Scholars awards.

  5. History Majors win Winesett Awards »


    Amanda Dean and Caitlyn Maloney win McConnell Library Winesett Awards.


  6. Students receive honors in history »


    Kaleb Cahoon, Nicholas Stephenson and Geoffrey White graduated with Honors in History.

  7. Internship opportunities »


    Are you a history major interested in pursuing an internship experience?

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