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Prof. Philip Pajakowski took Saint Anselm College students to Cuba to study the Cold WarProf. Philip Pajakowski took Saint Anselm College students to Cuba to study the Cold War.
Prof. Sarah Hardin and resesarch colleagues in the Velingara area of Senegal
Saint Anselm students in VietnamSaint Anselm students learning about the history and culture of Vietnam
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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2017 Graduates Commissioned into Military

2017 Graduates Commissioned into Military

2017 Graduates Commissioned into Military

Saint Anselm College 2017 graduates Zachary Morgan and Nicholas Papsadora have been commissioned into the United States Military. ...Read More

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Woo Encourages Graduates to Believe in Strength, Trust in God

Woo Encourages Graduates to Believe in Strength, Trust in God

Woo Encourages Graduates to Believe in Strength, Trust in God

On Saturday, May 20 at Saint Anselm College's 124th commencement exercises, speaker and honorary degree recipient Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo addressed 442 members of the class of 2017, offering them advice on the next phase of their lives....Read More

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Student Donations Provide Food, Clothing, Furniture to Local Families

Student Donations Provide Food, Clothing, Furniture to Local Families

Student Donations Provide Food, Clothing, Furniture to Local Families

More than 80 local families, and several charitable organizations benefitted from the generosity of Anselmians who donated to this year's Food Clothing and Furniture Drive....Read More

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99% of the Class of 2016 Employed, in School, Volunteering

99% of the Class of 2016 Employed, in School, Volunteering

99% of the Class of 2016 Employed, in School, Volunteering

Within six months of graduating, 99% of the class of 2016 were continuing their education, working full-time, and volunteering around the globe....Read More

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Melissa DeLury ’10 Receives Fulbright Award to Conduct Research in India

Melissa DeLury ’10 Receives Fulbright Award to Conduct Research in India

Melissa DeLury ’10 Receives Fulbright Award to Conduct Research in India

Saint Anselm College alumna Melissa DeLury ’10 has received a Fulbright Award to conduct research in Madhya Pradesh, India. DeLury will study the Indian Right to Education Act and the barriers that prevent Indian children in rural areas from attending school....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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