Welcome to the History Department!

The Department of History is a community of accomplished teacher-scholars committed to preparing students for successful lives and careers in the 21st century through a program that values academic rigor and excellence in a liberal arts education and fosters responsible citizenship and ethical behavior. The Department does so by encouraging students to appreciate and understand the complexity of the human experience in all parts of the world, to engage successfully in critical and analytical thought and argumentation, and to respect diverse thoughts and opinions.

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Notes from May Hall

Faculty Spotlight
Image of Lori Bihler with the cover of her new book, Cities of Refuge
Lori Gemeiner Bihler

Assistant Professor

The JC recently highlighted Dr. Lori Gemeiner Bihler's forthcoming book, Cities of Refuge: German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945 (SUNY Press, April 2018) as one of its books to look forward to in 2018.

Student Spotlight
Colleen Jenkins '17

Summer 2016

This summer, Colleen Jenkins worked as the 2016 Desilets Memorial Intern at the Framingham History Center. She wrote of the experience: "I don’t know if museum work is in my future, but I do know the skills I took away from the history center will help me throughout my career. I look forward to coming back as a volunteer and a member to watch all the things I have started continue to grow."

For more on Colleen's internship, see the following:

FHC Blog The Framingham Beat

Alumni Spotlight
Jennifer Hyde '13

Assistant Director, Office of International Education

After graduation, history major Jen Hyde spent a year teaching English in Thailand. Read about what she learned abroad about the world and herself in a recent issue of The Gatepost.

Jen now works at FSU in the Office of International Education.