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THE STUDY OF HISTORY


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What human beings can do, might do, or ought to do makes no sense at all unless we know what they have done already. This involves the study of history. History examines the lives of people, the consequences of ideas, and the ending quest of daily bread. It presents human misfortunes and greatness as well as the struggle for survival. Study of the past reveals valuable achievements as well as dreadful mistakes, and in so doing helps us meet the unexpected challenges of our own day.

The Department of History is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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WHY HISTORY?

 

WHY SOCIAL STUDIES?


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AND HERE ARE SOME STORIES ABOUT A HISTORY DEGREE'S MANY INTANGIBLE AND ECONOMIC REWARDS....

LANTHORN ARTICLE: GV GRAD HILLERY YORK

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DR. JASON CROUTHAMEL INTERVIEWED ON THE BBC RADIO DOCUMENTARY.  HIS TOPIC:  "THE CULTURAL FRONT - AN INTIMATE WAR, SERIES 4"

 

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2017 GREAT LAKES HISTORY CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS on October 20, 2017

2017 GREAT LAKES HISTORY CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

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On Top of the World: Sizing Up Global History 2017 Great Lakes History Conference at Grand Valley State University October 20-21, 2017 Grand Rapids, Michigan  CALL FOR PAPERS In recent...

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