What’s Happening


greek columns

An ancient Greek tomb reveals its secrets to Sharon Stocker ’81, overturning history and rewriting the roots of Western Civilization.

Date: February 8, 2017


book cover

A book by religion and history major Sara Patterson '96 tracks pilgrims as they travel thousands of miles to visit Salvation Mountain.

Date: December 22, 2016
Nina Clements

In her debut Set the Table, a gorgeous collection of poems that confront the frailty of life, while celebrating its beauty.

Date: December 2, 2016
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Friday, September 30, 2016
7:00 PM

Assistant Professor Catalina Hunt will present to the Granville Historical Society.

Date: September 8, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016

T.J. Gaffney '97 has written “Rails Around the Thumb,” and will present on the book on Oct. 16.

Date: September 2, 2016
Lexi Alexander

ASRC Federal has appointed Lexi Alexander '90 as its new senior vice president, business development and corporate strategy.

Date: August 2, 2016
Sarah Winnicki
Awards & Honors

Sarah Winnicki, history major, was honored by Denison President Adam Weinberg with the President's Medal.

Date: July 14, 2016

On May 3, this year's four independent researchers presented their final projects to the history department.

Date: May 9, 2016
Awards & Honors

Department of History student scholarship/awards recipients, fellows and Phi Alpha Theta Members, selected April, 2016.

Date: May 2, 2016

Adam Davis, associate professor of history, has been recognized by the college with the Charles A. Brickman Teaching Award.

Date: April 21, 2016

A history major explains to readers of the American Historical Association's blog why history is the major that best prepares you to build a career after college.

Date: April 1, 2016
Student Highlight

Richard Brewer, a rising senior, interviews Denison faculty & staff on his new Podcast channel.

Date: March 8, 2016



Associate Professor Lauren Araiza will speak at an event celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the labor strike on the grape industry.

Date: September 24, 2015
Talking History with Alex Trebek
Student Highlight

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, you might have detected a subtle but familiar sight on Jeopardy! – Swasey Chapel, dotting a red silk necktie.

Date: September 22, 2015
Senior Awards & Recognition Banquet - Image 1

The Department of History Celebrates Our Students Accomplishments!

Date: May 13, 2015
Awards & Honors

Department of History student scholarship/awards recipients, selected April 2015.

Date: May 6, 2015
Susan Whiting ’78, a retired Nielsen executive in Chicago

Susan Whiting ’78, a retired Nielsen executive in Chicago, has been named chair of the National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C.

Date: February 18, 2015

Knowing our history graduates, this comes as no surprise. According to Forbes, “Humanities degrees provide great return on investment.” The word is out that, after graduation, Denison's history majors lead successful lives and have thriving careers.

Date: January 30, 2015

History faculty Hannah Muller talks about the veracity of 'Downton Abbey.'

Date: January 6, 2015



Former Denison faculty member Robert Brent Toplin links between the economy and presidential elections.

Date: December 22, 2014

Departmental faculty updates for Fall 2014.

Date: December 2, 2014
Ann Hagedorn

Renowned journalist Ann Hagedorn ’71 has published her fifth book — hailed as brilliantly researched, vividly written, essential reading and “one of the most anticipated books coming this fall.”

Date: August 21, 2014
Awards & Honors

Department of History student scholarship/awards recipients, fellows and Phi Alpha Theta Members, selected March 2014.

Date: May 7, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
3:00 PM

David Brion Davis, who is considered one of the foremost historians of the 20th century, will offer a conversation around the topic of “Slavery and History.”

Date: April 11, 2014

Megan Threlkeld, assistant professor of history, has just been named to the Robert C. Good Faculty Fellowship Program.

Date: April 2, 2014



Here you will find just a sampling of some of our graduates and the work they are doing in the world.

Date: December 16, 2013
Awards & Honors

Department of History student scholarship/awards recipients and fellows, selected March 2013.

Date: September 19, 2013


Awards & Honors

Each academic year the department chooses a number of departmental fellows from among history majors.

Date: May 12, 2012