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Introducing a NEW travel course to Greece!

A view of ruins in Athens, Greece.

The History Department is proud to announce a new, international travel course to Athens, Greece! Dr. Maria Americo will be offering Living Ancient History in Greece in the spring of 2021. You’ll have a wonderful time exploring some of the most beautiful and engaging museums, monuments, and ancient and archaeological sites in and around Athens, Greece. If you […]

Three students inducted into Phi Alpha Theta

Congratulations are in order for seniors Matthew Blumensteel, Lia Finnegan, and Nicole Font, who were inducted into the Pi-Pi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ), the National History Honor Society, last week. They were invited to join Phi Alpha Theta based on their ability to have completed at least 12 credits of History courses and 90 […]

History professor to host discussion with MSA

Muslim Students' Association presents Jerusalem and Religion with Dr. Maria Americo. Aerial photograph of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

On Monday, November 25 at noon in Pope Lecture Hall, the Muslim Student Association is sponsoring a discussion with Dr. Maria Americo, Assistant Professor of History, titled “Jerusalem and Religion.” All are welcome to come and hear the talk, which will explain the historical significance of the city of Jerusalem to the three Abrahamic religions. […]

Professor’s talk commemorates fall of the Berlin Wall

Yesterday, students gathered to hear Adjunct Lecturer in History, Christiane Warren, Ph.D., speak about the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Dr. Warren served as a civilian translator, attached to the 5/502nd Infantry Battalion of the U.S Army Berlin Brigade during the final years of the Cold War. She also spent part of her […]

History Department alumna featured in Smithsonian video

We are so proud to share with everyone this video from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. featuring one of our History alumnae, Chayanne Hyde. Chayanne works as a museum educator at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. She has often spoken about how her time at Saint Peter’s […]

And the Bake Off winner is…

Dr. Maria Americo shows off a mostly empty tray of dessert, proudly displaying her win in the History Department conference room.

The History Department would like to thank all who came to the 6th Annual Book Fair & Bake Off in the department on Wednesday, 9 October and made the afternoon so much fun. The winner of this year’s Bake Off is Dr. Maria Americo with her Gooey Cookie Brownie! Her simple recipe beat out a […]

New York Times Article Shows History Majors Earn More!

A recent piece in the Sunday edition of The New York Times Economic Review says liberal arts majors can have higher salaries in the long run than their peers in STEM. The article by David Deming, Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, states that while studies show STEM majors have […]

Announcing the 6th Annual Book Fair and Bake Off!

bookfairflyer

The only thing better than free books is free food. Here you get both! The History Department is holding its Sixth Annual Book Fair & Bake Off. Which History professor bakes the best goodies? You get to decide! Come to the History Department (Hilsdorf 303) on Wednesday, October 9 at noon to grab some free history books […]

History Club Commemorates Woodstock

tie dye flyer

Members of the John T. Coughlin History Club had a groovy start to their fall semester by celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock festival with a tie dye party. The students dyed their shirts while listening to music from the concert and learning about the cultural significance of those three days of “peace, love, […]

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