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.

Degrees and Programs

Multidimensional Learning Environment

St. Louis Mercantile Library

Supportive Learning Community

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
  • Native American History
  • Tudor and Stuart England
  • Asian American History

Internships

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.

Student Research Conference

Student Projects and Research

The professors in the History Department work with their students to design projects that fit in with the student's interests and goals.

History Fellowships

One of the fellowship opportunities for history students is the summer fellowship program in Deerfield, Ma.

Study abroad in China

Study Abroad

Because the history program is so flexible, students can earn credits through study abroad programs that contribute to their course of study. Our Center for International Studies can also help students explore financial aid opportunities for study abroad.

News

TRUMAN STUDENTS AND PROFESSOR PRESENT PAPERS AT MISSOURI CONFERENCE ON HISTORYTRUMAN STUDENTS AND PROFESSOR PRESENT PAPERS AT MISSOURI CONFERENCE ON HISTORY

March 18, 2022

Students John Jones (BA History/BS Linguistics, 2022), Cameron Massieon (BA History, 2024), Kendall Tarantino (BA Anthropology, 2023) and Eric Allison (BS History, 2024) represented Truman at the Missouri Conference on History on March 17, 2022, in Jefferson City, Missouri, by participating in a panel entitled “Public History Point of Entry: Student Reflections on Internships in […]

Josh Nudell InterviewJosh Nudell Interview

March 2, 2022

Check out Professor Nudell on the Alliterative Podcast, episode 102, 22 Feb 2022, “Baking Greek Bread.”  

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