Upcoming History Matters Event

On Tuesday November 29th from 7-8pm in the Bobby Silberman Lounge (formerly LoPo) in the Cotter Union Professor John Turner will talk about “Why is Mosul Part of Iraq? Sykes-Picot 100 Years on.” 100 years ago, in the heat of WWI, a British and a French diplomat sat down to draw up a map of...

New Requirements for the History Major, effective for the Colby class of 2019

The History Department decided to adopt new requirements valid for the class of 2019 and later classes. The most important changes: HI 200 (Introduction to History) is no longer required. HI 276 (Patterns and Processes in World History) is still required but no longer counts as a geographical category course. Students will have to take...

Fourth History Matters Event: April 6 with Prof. Josephson

HISTORY MATTERS: Join the Conversation! April 6  at 7:30 pm in the Silberman Lounge of Cotter Union. Prof. Paul Josephson will speak on:  “Do Political Leaders Abuse Science?  How History Helps Find Them Out.” Professor Josephson looks at the recent history of debates over public safety, environment, health and choice to understand how politicians understand science and...

Annual Holiday Study Break: December 15, 3-4:30PM

The History Department will co-host with American Studies and WGSS an annual holiday study break in Miller 257. Tasty treats and good conversation will be available at no charge!

Second History Matters Event: December 2!

Please mark your calendars for the next “History Matters: Join the Conversation!” event, coming up on Weds., Dec. 2, at 7:30pm in the Pugh Center. Professor Arnout van der Meer will host, and the title is “Blackface at the Holidays: ‘Zwarte Piet,’ Racism, and Identity in Contemporary Europe.” Traditional Dutch holiday treats will be served!...

First History Matters Event: November 3!

Tuesday, November 3, from 7:30 to 9pm in the Robinson Room of Miller Library, Professor Elizabeth Leonard will host the first in a series of conversations sponsored by the History Department and open to the entire Colby community on the theme HISTORY MATTERS. The topic for November 3 is “Get your story straight! How distorting...

Josephson Talk on Dams

October 30th, at 4pm, in Lovejoy100, History Professor Paul Josephson will give a talk titled “Big Dams, Big Damage? Why Big States Destroy Nature and Move Millions of People in the Name of Progress.” Professor Josephson explains: “Over the last 100 years national powers have focused tremendous resources on such big projects as dams (Hoover,...

Homecoming Reception

The History Department cordially invites you to a reception on Colby Family Homecoming Weekend: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 4-6PM, Bobby Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union Refreshments served