History is more than the study of the past. It is an encounter with the cultural possibilities that human beings have confronted over time. The History Department at Whitman encourages that encounter through:
A rigorous, multidimensional curriculum that exposes all students to global and comparative perspectives on different regions, eras and methodologies.
Close interaction between students and professors whose scholarly interests encompass both ancient and contemporary issues and events.
Courses on the histories and cultures of countries and regions across the world, including Europe, Africa, East Asia, the United States, Latin America, the Islamic World, and the Ancient Mediterranean.
A relationship with more than 100 study-abroad programs worldwide that offer a further dimension to historical study.
Anne Connors ’08 Partnership Director for Teachers without Borders
James “Jamie” Wendell ’08 is completing the second year of a 2-yr paralegal internship with the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice and is now headed to law school.
Patrick Herman ’08, is in his second year as Residence Director for the IHC at Whitman College
Chris Jurgens ’07 is enjoying his second year of teaching English in Korea
Vanessa Walker ’06 is finishing her Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin Madison, studying Human Rights in the Carter Administration. She is currently a fellow at the Miller Center at University of Virginia
Nathan Fitzpatrick ’06 is the Northwest Regional Director for Teach for America
Annelise Heinz ’03 is in her fourth year of graduate study in history at Stanford, after spending time teaching with the Whitman in China program. She is writing her dissertation on the history of mahjong in the U.S. in the early to mid-twentieth century.
Victoria Lidzbarski ’05 is Assistant Director of Admissions at Whitman College