History Student Opportunities

History Club

Love history? History Club/History Talks is a club for people who love history. The club meets at student or faculty houses for snacks and discussions about current events, historical themes and newly published books. Recent discussions have centered around "favorite historical periods or people" and "health care reform in historical context." History Talks is the perfect environment for globally aware students and the historically inclined. History Talks also travels across the country to visit places of historical significance and discuss their importance in both a contemporary and historical context. In the past year, the club has also scheduled trips to Chicago to visit the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago and to Washington, D.C., to see the Terra Cotta warrior exhibit.

Pi Alpha Theta

Each year the Gamma Zeta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta offers the opportunity for induction to qualified students. Students need not be majors or minors in history to be qualified.


  • completed three courses in history
  • earned a 3.1 average or better in history courses
  • earned a 3.0 average or better in two-thirds of his or her remaining courses
  • a GPA in the top 35% of his or her class

Recently, Wittenberg students have presented papers at regional and national Phi Alpha Theta conferences (at the University of Dayton and West Virginia University).

Contact Dr. Molly Wood (mwood@wittenberg.edu) for more details. See also the Phi Alpha Theta website.

History Abroad

Each semester history majors and minors elect to spend a semester abroad. Students are encouraged to pursue international and national programs that will complement their programs in history and particular interests. In recent semesters, Wittenberg students have traveled to England, Lesotho and China with department faculty. Individually, majors have participated in programs in Washington, D.C., Ireland, Germany, France and Russia. Photos below are from Lesotho (left) and Paris.

For more information, visit the International Education Office. Study-abroad opportunities can also be explored with the East Asian Studies Program at Wittenberg.


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