• Why History

    • The History major offers students the opportunity to explore the complex relationship between our understanding of the past and our experience of the present.

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    • Our Students

    • History attracts a diverse set of students with a wide range of interests. Get to know them today!

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    • Our Faculty

    • History is supported by a diverse set of faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics. Get to know them today!

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    • Our Students' Experience

    • Our students engage with History outside the classroom through internships, study abroad, and involvement in student organizations. Check out these exciting opportunities!

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  • 05 April 2017

    The History majors of the inaugural batch of 2017 completed their capstone projects with their project presentations. Each student gave a 15 minute presentation on their year-long work, with a question and answer session that followed. It was a fulfilling finish to mark the completion of their hard work!

  • 04 May 2017

    ETH Zurich Doctoral Studentship

    Dr Bernhard Schar (ETH, Zurich) has announced the availability of a four-year PhD studentship in the field on Swiss mercenaries in the 19th century Dutch Colonial Army in Southeast Asia, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. http://www.gmw.ethz.ch/en/news/offene-stellen.html

    For those interested, please contact Dr Schar directly at bernhard.schaer@gmw.gess.ethz.ch

  • 29 March 2017

    We are delighted that Dr Mate Rigo will be joining the History faculty from 1 July as a modern European historian. Dr Rigo obtainted his PhD from Cornell University, and is currently a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He is a rare historian who works on trans-European history, by linking East-Central Europe to Western Europe. He will be offering a new range of courses, starting from a new 2000 level course on ‘Europe and the Sea: The Making of a Continent, 1500 to the Present’ in Semester 2 of AY2017-18 (subject to approval). We would like to give a big warm welcome to Dr Rigo!

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