History

History is by its nature an encompassing discipline — our department includes specialists in modern Europe, modern China, modern India, the Caribbean, U.S. labor and business, U.S. foreign policy, American religion, and women’s history. We believe that depth and disciplinary excellence are the surest anchors for cross-disciplinary initiatives and other types of innovation. Our disciplinary strength is reflected in our record of successful, sustained research and publication. It is also evident in our thriving minors program, as well as our essential contributions to several concentrations in the liberal studies major.

History Minors Receive Coveted Boston Consulting Group Internship

During the fall 2011 semester, History minors Mark Sullivan and Charles McKenna continued a distinguished list of History major and minors who have interned with the Boston Consulting Group. BCG, one of the world's foremost international management consulting firms, recruits students from Bentley’s History Department to work with the Oral History and Archiving team. Congratulations, Mark and Charles!

History Department Essay Contest Winners2010-2011 Essay Winners

Congratulations to History Majors Anothony Bella and Daniel Lamoureux, winners of the 2010-2011 History Department Best Essay Award. Bella completed his paper on everyday life in China under the guidance of Professor Marc Stern. Lamoureux completed his paper on the history of the Black Panther Party under the guidance of Professor Cyrus Veeser. Both Bella and Lamoureuz received a plaque and a Barnes and Noble gift certificate.

Professor Cyrus Veeser Receives Bentley's Innovation in Teaching Award

In fall 2011, Prof. Cyrus Veeser received one of Bentley's annual Innovation and Teaching Awards. Prof. Veeser's innovation involved creating and using a set of “artifact capsules” instead of a standard textbook in HI200 (The Making of Our Contemporary World). These artifacts are the polar opposite of traditional course materials – they are messy, incomplete and confusing. But they force students to investigate predominantly primary sources and learn to think historically as they wrest generalizations from masses of raw data.  

A beloved teacher of American history. Professor Veeser is also highly regarded for his research on American foreign policy. Congratulations, Professor Veeser!