The History Department at Truman is dedicated to offering thorough knowledge and analysis of historical events with application to current issues. Our faculty members facilitate a rich learning environment that can be tailored to a broad range of backgrounds and professional goals. Students are pushed to excel and discover connections through interactions with professors, classmates, and peers both within and beyond the classroom.
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Faculty members in the History Department encourage students to explore their interests. The professors in this close-knit community are known for their extensive work in specialty areas covering:
- Medieval History
- Latin American History
- Modern American History
- Tudor and Stuart England
- East Asian History
Students studying history at Truman can complete exciting internships—from the Missouri History Society in St. Louis to the WWI Museum in Kansas City. One of the summer fellowship opportunities for history students offers a behind-the-scenes view of the workings of a museum in Old Deerfield, Mass.
September 6, 2023
On August 30, 2023, Dr. Jason McDonald’s HIST 3085 Global World War I class visited the National World War I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. The field trip examined artifacts from the First World War and the ways in which the conflict is preserved in historical memory.
April 4, 2023