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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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College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Various campus offices will host events through October to celebrate and recognize Hispanic and Latin American cultural contributions....Read More

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Hiroshima Tree Planted at Saint Anselm

Hiroshima Tree Planted at Saint Anselm

Hiroshima Tree Planted at Saint Anselm

In a small campus ceremony on September 17, the Buildings and Grounds department planted a tree grown from the seed of one which lived through the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945....Read More

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Saint Anselm College Welcomes New Full-time Faculty, Fall 2016

Saint Anselm College Welcomes New Full-time Faculty, Fall 2016

Saint Anselm College Welcomes New Full-time Faculty, Fall 2016

Saint Anselm College welcomes new full-time faculty members for the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year....Read More

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Second Cole Fellow Recipient Interns at MIT Museum

Second Cole Fellow Recipient Interns at MIT Museum

Second Cole Fellow Recipient Interns at MIT Museum

Amanda Field ’17 interned at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum this summer with the help of the Cole Fellowship; created last year by Saint Anselm College Alumni, Marie (Horton) '78 and Ron Cole '78....Read More

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Global Seminars Offer International Scope

Global Seminars Offer International Scope

Global Seminars Offer International Scope

For students interested in taking their Anselmian experiences beyond the classroom this year, 2017 Global Seminars may be the perfect option....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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