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Prof. Philip Pajakowski took Saint Anselm College students to Cuba to study the Cold WarHistory majors, Class of 2016, celebrate with their professors at the History Senior Dinner.

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History Department

The History Department participates in the central endeavor of Saint Anselm College's academic program. Precise, critical thinking, the clear articulation of one's thoughts, and an engaged acceptance of civic responsibility are hallmarks of historical consciousness. Further, history provides a contextualized understanding of the emergence of the fundamental avenues of inquiry pursued by artists, scientists, philosophers, and theologians over time.

The study of history fulfills the goals of a liberal arts education by freeing students from narrowness of vision and teaching them how to think critically about the past. Historical understanding rests on the assumption of the uniqueness of human experiences. Considered cumulatively, those experiences allow historians to use the past to better understand the present. When a person can think clearly about the past, alternatives in the present and future become more readily perceptible.

The department seeks to enable students to think about change over time, and the variety of factors that influence historical change. Students are exposed to the diversity of history across time and space, balancing a strong foundation in American and European history with an awareness of the complexities of other areas of the world.

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Debate Team Wraps Up Successful Season

Debate Team Wraps Up Successful Season

Debate Team Wraps Up Successful Season

The Saint Anselm College Debate Team wrapped up their season this month at the National Forensic AssociationChampionship Tournament at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, enjoying great success as they expanded their membership and entered into new areas of competition....Read More

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SOAR Program Showcases Student Art and Research

SOAR Program Showcases Student Art and Research

SOAR Program Showcases Student Art and Research

Throughout the month of April, Saint Anselm College celebrates the outstanding research and artwork of over 100 students from all majors during the annual Showcasing Our Art and Research (S.O.A.R) Program....Read More

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Coleman Awards Honor Students for Leadership, Service

Coleman Awards Honor Students for Leadership, Service

Coleman Awards Honor Students for Leadership, Service

Nineteen students were recognized on March 29 at the college's 24th annual Paul S. Coleman Volunteer Service and Leadership Awards for their exemplary commitment and impact to the Saint Anselm College community....Read More

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Orvieto Semester Engages 22 Saint Anselm Students in Italy

Orvieto Semester Engages 22 Saint Anselm Students in Italy

Orvieto Semester Engages 22 Saint Anselm Students in Italy

This semester, 22 students are participating in Saint Anselm College's study abroad program, a Semester in Orvieto, Italy, where they are immersed in Italian culture and history....Read More

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College Celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week

College Celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week

College Celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week

During the week of March 20-24, the Council on Being Catholic and Benedictine will honor Saint Anselm College’s Benedictine heritage with a series of events....Read More

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Beth A. Salerno (Chair)
History Department
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7049
bsalerno@anselm.edu

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