Hands-On History at Wittenberg: Find out how we study the past
History Majors travel to the Newberry Library in Chicago to view medieval manuscripts. #ThisISEngagedLearning
"Any good, well-rounded liberal arts education is a strong foundation of business. Ultimately, you have to be able to write, speak, and think. Still, for me, history is singularly the best discipline for success in business. In history, you learn and become immersed in why people and groups do things over and extended period of time. History validates that people and organizations act in clear, recognizable patterns. You also learn about human nature. Behavior becomes very predictable, which is vital to understand in business because you have to be able to anticipate how people will behave; you have to stay ahead of actions."
Fall 2014 History COLLOQUIUM
OCT 3rd Filming Lesotho; Followed by SOPHOMORE NIGHT (all Sophomores are invited to attend a gathering with History Department faculty)
OCT 24th History Alumni at Homecoming: Majors to Careers with Zach Simon, John Cocco, Trinity Ruggles and Anna Hahn. Buffet dinner to follow for the Wittenberg Network.
Nov 20th – Dr. Martina Saltamacca
If you have any questions about the History Department, our major, or Wittenberg, please contact Dr. Darlene Brooks Hedstrom.
EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR FUTURE: Students in the History Department design and publish an annual journal of student research. In 2010, the Wittenberg History Journal and its editors won the Gerald D. Nash History Journal Award from Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honorary) for its 2010 volume: Commerce, Culture and Control: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Past (Vol 39).
History Talks, for example, is an informal, bimonthly meeting in which faculty and students gather to discuss historical topics such as American Foreign Policy, the history of family food traditions, historical novels, Frank Lloyd Wright homes, Folk Music, myth and history, and the impact of globalization. History Talks also has outings to the local bowling alley, to films, and to local museums and historical societies.
FIELD EXCAVATION ON CAMPUS: Join the Archaeology Club and participate in our on-going campus archaeology project. We are currently excavating the remains of a 19th-20th century garage.
All students participate as members of the colloquium series offered by the department. Professional historians and history department alumni are frequent speakers.