About the History Department

School of Social & Cultural Studies: History Department

The History Department at Truman is comprised of a community of learners who seek to interpret the past for a better understanding of the questions and challenges we face today.

As active teacher-scholars, our dedicated and distinguished faculty enjoy working alongside smart and highly motivated students who are attracted to the intellectual learning environment they find at Truman. Our history faculty cover a broad range of backgrounds and research interests and eagerly share their knowledge and experience. They push students to excel and encourage them to discover connections across a wide range of endeavors.

Our classes are small enough to provide close working relationships between faculty and students, and our professors take a genuine interest in their students’ success at Truman and beyond. Students can drop by their offices to discuss class, get extra help on an assignment, or just chat about the day’s events.

History Academic Programs

 

 

Fire, Pestilence, & Death in St Louis

October 11, 2018

Author of Book on St. Louis Great Fire to Deliver Public Lecture on Campus The History Department and Pickler Memorial Library will be co-hosting Christopher Alan Gordon on “A Dramatic Turning Point: St. Louis 1849” at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Baldwin Hall 201. Gordon is director of library and collections for the […]

Undergraduate Prize WinnerUndergraduate Prize Winner

August 10, 2018

Anne Morgan, Truman history undergraduate major, has won the 2018 Pencak Award for her essay “The Philadelphia Riots of 1844: Republican Catholicism and Irish Catholic Apologetics.” Ms Morgan wrote the paper as a requirement of a spring 2018 class in American Religious History ~~ The Pencak Award is given annually by the Pennsylvania Historical Association […]

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