Department of History

To understand the world today, we must understand its past. The discipline of history investigates our collective past to make sense of the present and imagine possible futures. Working with textual, visual, and other material remains, historians imaginatively reconstruct meaningful pictures of the past to help us understand and rethink the state of today’s world. One of the oldest branches of knowledge, history constitutes an important, indispensable dimension of the human experience, and provides an essential foundation to all disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences.