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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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Students and Alumnae Recognized for Service and Leadership

Students and Alumnae Recognized for Service and Leadership

Students and Alumnae Recognized for Service and Leadership

Saint Anselm College recognized two alumnae and 20 students for their unwavering dedication to volunteer efforts at the college’s 23rd annual Paul S. Coleman Volunteer Service and Leadership Awards....Read More

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98% of the Class of 2015 Employed, in School, Volunteering

98% of the Class of 2015 Employed, in School, Volunteering

98% of the Class of 2015 Employed, in School, Volunteering

Within six months of graduating, 98% of Saint Anselm College's class of 2015 were continuing their education, working full-time, and volunteering around the globe....Read More

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Thirty-nine Students Inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society

Thirty-nine Students Inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society

Thirty-nine Students Inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society

Saint Anselm College has announced the acceptance of 39 students by the Delta Epsilon Sigma national scholastic honor society. The new members were inducted into the Tau chapter of the Society in ceremonies at Saint Anselm College....Read More

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Saint Anselm College Inducts 45 Students into Alpha Lambda Delta Society

Saint Anselm College Inducts 45 Students into Alpha Lambda Delta Society

Saint Anselm College Inducts 45 Students into Alpha Lambda Delta Society

Saint Anselm College has announced the acceptance of 45 students into the Alpha Lambda Delta national scholastic honor society. The new members were inducted into the Society in ceremonies at Saint Anselm College....Read More

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SOAR Program Showcases Student Work

SOAR Program Showcases Student Work

SOAR Program Showcases Student Work

Throughout the month of April, Saint Anselm College celebrates the outstanding research and artwork of over 190 students from all majors through its annual Showcasing Our Art and Research (S.O.A.R.) Program....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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