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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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Fall 2016 Dean's List Announced

Fall 2016 Dean's List Announced

Fall 2016 Dean's List Announced

Mark W. Cronin, dean of the college, has announced that the following students have been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester....Read More

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Ten Student-led Groups to Spend Winter Break in Service at Home and Abroad

Ten Student-led Groups to Spend Winter Break in Service at Home and Abroad

Ten Student-led Groups to Spend Winter Break in Service at Home and Abroad

On January 7, 144 Saint Anselm College students will embark on Service and Solidarity Missions Trips to locations ranging from Phoenix, Ariz., to Hartford, Conn....Read More

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MLK Program Kicks off with First Diversity Speaker, Donna Brazile

MLK Program Kicks off with First Diversity Speaker, Donna Brazile

MLK Program Kicks off with First Diversity Speaker, Donna Brazile

On Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m., DNC interim chair Donna Brazile will speak at Saint Anselm College’s inaugural Diversity Speaker Series and annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner, which kicks off the college’s Martin Luther King, Jr. programming....Read More

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College Launches Anselmian 360 Program for First-Year Students

College Launches Anselmian 360 Program for First-Year Students

College Launches Anselmian 360 Program for First-Year Students

Saint Anselm College recently launched the pilot of Anselmian 360, an overnight experience for first-year students designed to further orient them to the college's intellectual, social, and spiritual resources....Read More

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History’s Mysteries: Students Investigate Local Nineteenth-Century Trial

History’s Mysteries: Students Investigate Local Nineteenth-Century Trial

History’s Mysteries: Students Investigate Local Nineteenth-Century Trial

This semester, Saint Anselm College students are investigating their own mysteries, in a history class that aims to piece together enigmas of the past....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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