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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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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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From Peru to Norway, Students Study Abroad

From Peru to Norway, Students Study Abroad

From Peru to Norway, Students Study Abroad

From Peru to Norway, the Dominican Republic to Morocco, twenty-six Saint Anselm College students in partner programs have departed the Hilltop for a semester of study abroad....Read More

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Global Seminar Takes Students To Cuba On Spring Break

Global Seminar Takes Students To Cuba On Spring Break

Global Seminar Takes Students To Cuba On Spring Break

This spring break, nine students will receive an up close and personal education about Cuban culture and history through the global seminar course, HI 399 Special Areas (Cold War)....Read More

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Programs Offered this March to Celebrate Women’s History

Programs Offered this March to Celebrate Women’s History

Programs Offered this March to Celebrate Women’s History

This March, the Saint Anselm College community celebrates women's history 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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