History

History
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Office Hours
September 1-May 31
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 1-August 31
Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Why History at Mac?
History majors:

  • Become acquainted with the many, often competing, ways in which historians construct accounts of the past;
  • Become conversant with different approaches to textual analysis, with diverse forms of historical representation, with a wide range of conceptual frameworks, and with varied ways of assessing and interpreting evidence from the past;
  • Become more proficient in a) using a variety of research and informational tools, b) analyzing and evaluating historical arguments, and c) writing and speaking clearly and concisely;
  • Come to appreciate the diversity in human experience through comparisons across time (different historical eras) and space (different geographic regions).

History Current News

2001 history major, Annie Silverstein, won the Cinefondation best student short film prize at Cannes.

Professor Jerry Fisher has passed away. To see the story published in the May MacWire click here. A memorial service will be held at Macalester College’s Weyerhaeuser Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, on Sunday, June 22 at 2:00 PM.

Professor Jamie Monson's research on the history of the TAZARA railway, is featured in stories about Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Africa, and about launching new railway projects, created by the New York-based crew of the Chinese Xinhua News Agency.
You can view the stories by clicking here, and view a second video by clicking here.

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