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Department of History

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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 and awards foster and recognize academic achievement, community work, and successful careers.

Our graduate 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

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