Gain New Insights into Events, Leaders, & Communities

I think knowing one's history leads one to act in a more enlightened fashion. I cannot
how knowing one's history would not urge one to be an activist.
    --Historian John Hope Franklin (1994)

At Marist, history emerges not as a static body of knowledge but as an evolving conversation
about agency, community, and citizenship. Even as History department courses address major
events and world leaders, they also invite students to explore stories that have not yet been fully told.


  Whether taking a course on "Gettysburg: Memory and
  Memorialization" (pictured above on visit to a Civil War battlefield)
  or on "Witchcraft and Sorcery in Pre-Modern Europe," students are
  encouraged to question prevailing historical narratives in light of
  new evidence and arguments. Along the way, students enjoy the
  opportunity to hear from national and international figures such as
  documentarian Ken Burns (pictured below in a Q & A session at the
  FDR Museum and Library with Associate Professor of History David
  Woolner).  In addition to rigorous attention to sources and lively
  conversations within classes, students' work as History majors often
  involves international study, visits to historical sites in the Hudson River
  Valley, and hands-on work with previously unexplored archival sources.

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