History Department

History is not a body of facts to be transferred temporarily from the erudition of a professor to the memory of a student. It is a way of understanding the whole of the human condition as it has unfolded in time. History is one of the largest departments at Wesleyan and is home to a distinguished group of teacher-scholars whose work ranges from the medieval to the post-modern, from the Middle East to the Midwest, from gender and sexuality to science and economics, from micro-history to world history.  Faculty in History have been at the forefront of interdisciplinary work and program building at Wesleyan for over five decades.