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Department of History

Explore this page for advising updates, news, jobs, events, and resources relevant to a degree and career in History!

We have faculty experts that specialize in wide variety of approaches to the study of history, and which cover a wide range of time periods and geographical regions. We have expertise in early modern European history, in the history of the Indian subcontinent and the British Empire, in the history of slavery in the Atlantic world, in recent U.S. history, in the history of science and medicine, in modern Irish history, and in environmental and public history. We also have thematic specializations in women’s history, the history of religion, in motherhood and childrearing, in maritime history, and in the history of famine.

Our curriculum takes students around the world and across time. After completing foundational work in U.S. history, European history, and world history, students pursue electives and thematic courses based on their own interests. As juniors, all of our students take a seminar in “Historiography and Historical Methods” in which they develop their understanding of the major interpretive schools and modern trends in history and also develop their research skills in preparation for their senior thesis project. The culmination of the history curriculum is our senior thesis, in which students define a research topic and engage in research in primary sources and even archival materials and develop their own signature historical interpretations in the form of a often publishable research paper.

We invite you to explore these pages to learn more about our academic programs, courses, opportunities for experiential learning, and faculty.

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Interested in politics? Check out this paid summer project!

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The Panorama Project offers motivated and open-minded students from across the U.S. an opportunity to understand experiences and opinions that are different from their own by collaborating on pieces of media that explore pressing issues in U.S. politics.

In teams …

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Macbeth, Thom Pain, and a World Premiere! 

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Don’t miss the following senior capstones in theater!

 

Macbeth adapted and directed by Abby Nasworthy ’21

When: April 16th- 18th

How to watch: View live stream for free at abbynasworthy.com

More info below.

World Premiere New Play Reading by Tess …

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Calling all actors, stage managers, playwrights, designers, crew, and lovers of theater!

Calling all actors, stage managers, playwrights, designers, crew, and lovers of theater!

Are you interested in participating in theater during the Fall 2021 semester?

To ensure you are always informed about auditions, backstage positions, and other theater opportunities, send Professor Daly an email to be added to his mailing list: Kevin.Daly@quinnipiac.edu

We …

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CAS Seniors: Things Are Looking Up!

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It’s been a rough few semesters, but there is good news on the horizon for the Class of 2021! As vaccines are rolling out and the economy is slowly opening back up, employers are following suit with an increase in …

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2021 Wilder Fiction Prize Winners Announced

2021 Wilder Fiction Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2021 Wilder Fiction Prize winners:

First Prize: Tess Adams for “staring contest”
Second Prize: Emily DePaola for “Boca Raton in November”
Third Prize: Josephine Buckley for “How to Fulfill the ‘Going Abroad’ Dream and Come Back Broken-Hearted”

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