"I really appreciate the enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity that Morris students bring to their studies. Their willingness to tackle big questions from a variety of different perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches makes my job very rewarding, and a lot of fun as well!"
—Jennifer Kolpacoff Dean, assistant professor of history
History students at Morris develop independent studies with faculty, engage in undergraduate research, study abroad, and compete for national scholarships. History students have pursued undergraduate research opportunities from London (studying social housing) to rural Minnesota (studying landholding patterns). With the support of Morris Academic Partnerships, history students have read in the history of political theory, digitized records from the Indian School Service, and explored the local history of upstate New York. They have made presentations at national conferences including the American Society for Ethnohistory conference and the International Medieval Congress.
Recent graduates in history have held the nationally-competitive Truman and Killam Fellowships and an Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship in addition to the prestigious Katherine Sullivan Scholarship from the University of Minnesota. In addition to participating in international internship programs and teaching abroad, history students have studied in China, the Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, and Scotland – and that is just within the past five years!