We'll encourage you to use a variety of methods to explore the many aspects of history. That might be by writing historical fiction, making a short film or creating a museum exhibit. We'll encourage you to travel across the United States and abroad to gather primary research for your studies.
Our challenging, creative environment has inspired students to produce research work as diverse as a cultural history of North Carolina's Outer Banks at the time of the Wright brothers' first flight and the theories and practices of non-racialism in South Africa.
Students sometimes assist faculty members with their research projects or find internships that give them opportunities to pursue historical research.
See the history department Honors/Independent Study section for more information. And start thinking about where your research might take you.
*The banner photograph image above is of Balewou (whose name means "black"), a five-year-old horse from Bornu (Nigeria), being presented by Souleyman, a "warrior" from the lamidate of Mindif (Cameroon). From the book Horses, with photos by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and text by the French Long Rider Jean Louis Gouraud. (Thames & Hudson, Publishers, 2006).
Department of History
201 Winthrop Hall
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196