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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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National History Honor Society Inducts Six Students

National History Honor Society Inducts Six Students

National History Honor Society Inducts Six Students

Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honor Society, has inducted six students....Read More

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Faculty Spend Summer in Research and Study

Faculty Spend Summer in Research and Study

Faculty Spend Summer in Research and Study

Although the academic year ended in May, Saint Anselm faculty continue their work throughout the summer months, attending and presenting at conferences, writing and conducting research, and of course, teaching. ...Read More

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International Education Honor Society Inducts 10 Students

International Education Honor Society Inducts 10 Students

International Education Honor Society Inducts 10 Students

Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honor society, inducted 10 Saint Anselm students for the 2016-2017 academic year....Read More

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Spring 2017 Dean's List Announced

Spring 2017 Dean's List Announced

Spring 2017 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 Spring 2017 semester....Read More

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College Hosts Annual Leadership Program for Women

College Hosts Annual Leadership Program for Women

College Hosts Annual Leadership Program for Women

Saint Anselm College is hosting the annual NEW Leadership(TM) New England program, June 4-9....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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