History

History is the study of the cumulative human experience.

As a study of change in human society over time it lies at the foundations of knowledge in both the humanities and the social sciences, offering its own approaches to questions explored in both branches of learning. The study of history prepares students for a wide range of careers that require broad knowledge of the human experience as well as critical thinking, research, and writing skills. Most of the major geographical fields in history as well as the sub-disciplines of social, cultural, political, and economic history are represented in our course offerings and in the research interests of our faculty.

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For upcoming History Department events, lectures, and deadlines, please consult our calendar.

To learn more about upcoming and recent History Department events, please see our Special Events page.

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Department of History
Founders Hall 202A
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Anne Wasserman
Department Administrator

Tel: 781.283.2605
Fax: 781.283.3661
Email: history@wellesley.edu

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