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Haverford College
Department of History

Welcome to History at Haverford

History is one of the core liberal arts disciplines. The department is dedicated to the idea that an understanding of the past is essential to a free and enlightened citizenry. The study of history, consequently, forms a cornerstone of the liberal arts education offered at Haverford. Students in history have the opportunity to work closely with respected faculty who are engaged in exciting research.

The discipline of history cultivates a method of analysis that focuses on the contexts within which people have lived and tried to make sense of the world around them. Concentrating on the critical analysis of primary source materials, students confront the foreignness of the past from different perspectives, e.g., cultural, social, intellectual, and political. Through the courses and seminars offered in the history department, students come to appreciate the various developments that have produced the world of today.

Inside History @ Haverford



Monday, November 24th, 2014


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