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?
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”.
Scholar and Cantor Gary Schiff will share the rich history of Italy’s Jews in a slide-lecture Nov. 18.
The historian who retraced the steps of runaway slaves from Maryland and Alabama north into Canada (and helped Oprah prepare for her role in Beloved) comes to campus Sept. 9 to share his stories.
Americans hope that our best and brightest will want to become the teachers of the next generation. At least in Gillian Bourassa’s case, we’ve got our wish.