Department of History
“History teaches everything, including the future” — Alphonse de Lamartine
Discover your future with the Washington College history department.
Our faculty is passionate about history. 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 and internships sponsored by the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, 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?
Molly ShannonClass of 2020 • Chatham, New Jersey
- Political Science
- Morris County Historical Society
- American Philosophical Society's Center for Digital Scholarship
- Consectetur Magna Ipsum
- History Society
Patrick O'NealClass of 2019 • Birmingham, Alabama
- Hispanic Studies
- Men's Soccer
- Phi Alpha Theta Fraternity