The Department of History is a community of scholars and students
engaged in the creation and communication of knowledge about societies
in the past and present.
We serve 150 History majors and 365 minors, including teacher
candidates in the Integrated
Social Studies program. Through flexibility and variety in our
plan of studies, we foster skills in independent
research, analysis and communication that are highly valued in the job
market. Our internships
foster and recognize academic achievement, community work, and
programs are recognized by the high quality of our education and
the successful careers of our graduates. We
offer a range of Masters
programs designed to prepare graduate students to apply for
doctoral work elsewhere or to become historians in their own right in
classrooms, archives, museums, historical societies, and other
institutions. Our programs provide a broad foundation in research,
content and historical writing, while keeping an emphasis in policy
studies and in the relationship of the historian with the public.
We provide practical preparation for the professional world of history.
CONFERENCE LOOKS AT HISTORY OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE
History often teaches lessons that help us understand the present
and think about the future. Lessons about alcohol and drug use will be
discussed, dissected and debated when the University hosts “Borders,
Boundaries and Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol and
Drugs” June 18-21. BGSU is hosting the event in part because Dr.
Scott Martin, chair of the history department, is president and
conference program chair. READ MORE