Making the Past Present
“History teaches everything, including the future”
— Alphonse de Lamartine
Discover your future with the Washington College history department.
Our faculty is passionate about history. Dr. Richard Striner is known for wearing vintage clothing to class. The professors are mentors who enjoy collaborating with their students. For her latest book, Dr. Carol Wilson asked one of her students to compile the index.
Students also do their own independent research. All students must complete a senior capstone, and there are fellowships, such as the Comegys Bight Fellowship as well as opportunities to submit work to competitions sponsored by the Phi Alpha Theta honor society.
History comes alive here on Fridays in the spring and fall, when students and faculty play town ball on the campus green. The college, one of the oldest in the nation, and Chestertown, with its charming buildings and rich history, are valuable resources to anyone interested in American history.
Understanding the past is key to understanding the future. What does your future hold?
A new book by Professor Ken Miller explores how life next to thousands of British and Hessian prisoners of war helped transform a Revolutionary community’s sense of self and country.
Brown University professor Seth Rockman will deliver this year’s Goodfellow Memorial Lecture in history April 8 on the roots of American capitalism.
In October, Professor Carol Wilson’s history class visited Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely to take the new audio tour, “Nature’s Role in the Flight to Freedom”.