The Department of History seeks to develop in its students an appreciation for the richness, diversity and complexities of human history. In the course of their studies, students are exposed to a wide range of different historical periods and geographic regions, including courses on the history of America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Provides travel funds for history majors who are doing senior research or summer research.
Michael and Amy Gordon Award
Awarded to a graduating senior who intends to pursue their studies at the graduate level.
Allen T. Price Scholarship
A need-based scholarship awarded to excellent history majors.
Francis Wayland Shepardson Scholarship
For sophomore or junior students who have shown proficiency and interest in American History.
Leila Nichols Scholarship
Awarded to an Ohio resident who submits the best essay on the history of Ohio.
John C. Taylor II Memorial Prize
The parents of John Taylor created the prize in memory of their son who was a student at Denison and a history enthusiast. The prize is awarded to a graduating senior in American history who has an excellent grade-point average and who has done commendable work in history courses.
William T. Utter Memorial Prize
Cash prize awarded to the best Honors project by a history major.
Each academic year the department chooses a number of departmental fellows from among history majors. Fellows have privileged access to the departmental library, and are consulted by the department with regard to curricular concerns. Fellows also meet with job candidates.