Practice History

Students are mentored and supported in their own original research through independent study projects

To practice history is to apply historical thinking across a range of activities, from archival research and scholarly communication to public debate and engagement with the major events and issues of today. As faculty, students and alumnae, the history department is a source of original historical research on a range of topics, periods and places, all of them highlighted in these pages. 

In this section you will be able to explore the research / publications and speaking engagements of our faculty; see samples of student research, learn how to write a grant proposal, apply for research funding, and conduct a senior independent study.

Historical research continues after graduation, as alumnae continue to carry out research and publish. In addition, the history department also offers funding for postgraduate student research.

Kristin C. Johnson '15
Kristin Johnson '15: My thesis fills an important gap in Mexican-American history and more accurately represents their role in post WWII labor movements.
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens.