The study of history educates students to become global citizens engaged with the world around them and sensitive to our ties to the past, as students cultivate an understanding of both familiar and unfamiliar pasts and cultures in all their complexity. Historical perspective provides insight into the sequence of events, into the interconnections among peoples and societies, into the relationship among events at diverse times and places, and into the dynamism of structures and beliefs that can otherwise appear natural, fixed, or predetermined.


Wondering what you're going to do with your degree in History? 

The American Historical Association gives a great answer -- you can do whatever you want to do, especially if you know how to explain to potential employers what your History degree means. Read more here.


The LMU Office of Career Planning and Development has some great resources too:


Modern Middle East history professor Najwa Al-Qattan discusses roots of Syria migration crisis

Read more here


History Majors -- Apply for Research Funds!

The Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts will fund up to $400 per student for research related expenses, such as participation in academic conferences and/or faculty supervised research projects. BCLA will approve applications on a rolling basis and until all of the funds are used up. For more information, click here


History Matters Events 

The LMU History Department is pleased to announce its event series, History Matters. The theme for 2015-2016 is the History of Commodities. See more here for the full line-up of lectures. All events are free and open to the public. Read more here.  


2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium 

19 students presented their original research developed in History courses at the 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Read more here.

Events Calendar