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In case you think we only study, write papers and books, or teach, I wanted to also share a photo from our recent graduate student/faculty BBQ. We’re hoping to do more social events in the year to come for undergraduate and graduate students alike.

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Hi History Folks, One wouldn’t know that we’re moving into the second week of September with the weather we’re having here in Burlington this week but, heat aside, the start of the semester is off to a very fine start in the Department of History. Our classes are full, our students and faculty seem energized, […]

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Hi Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Friends, While I’ve been posting to this blog recently, this will serve as my official welcome to the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The history department is back in full swing. Faculty and students have returned from productive and interesting summers. Many members of our highly productive faculty traveled over the […]

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Hi History Fans, I’ll be posting a longer, and more formal, “Welcome to the Academic Year” message later today but, before I do that, I wanted to pass along the following interesting article. While people committed to humanistic inquiry sometimes feel under attack, evidence on the value of history (and other humanities disciplines) abounds in […]

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Dear History Department Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends, The History Department is finally entering the digital age, at long last, with a new blog, a new facebook page, and a new twitter account. We hope that this will be a good way to spread news about the department, our events, and our wonderful faculty, staff, […]

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