Why History?
Faculty Focus and Research
Boyd Memorial Lecture
 

The nature of training in History may help you to do better in any and every field. It has specific relevance to work as a historical writer/researcher in government and business; as a museum curator or archivist; as a teacher or professor; as a government official or worker at local, regional, state, national, or international level (in archives, embassies, consulates, or information offices). Many graduates today choose law schools or international studies to pursue their history-based careers.

Our faculty is balanced among areas of specialization in US, European, and Non-western history. We strive for excellence in teaching and research. We place high value upon our personal connections with students.

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The Willis Boyd History Lectureship was established by friends and family in honor of Professor Willis Boyd. The most recent lecture, in 2008, featured Peter Kornbluh, director of the National Security Archive’s Cuba Documentation Project, who presented “After Fidel: Prospects for Improving U.S.-Cuban Relations."

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