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Historians don’t create information: they read what’s handed to them, or rather what they can discover that was created by people in the past. Often, one bit of information contradicts another, and the historian is forced to compare and then choose between them, or ascertain which data are the truest, or construct a narrative from … Continue reading Faculty Feature: Marc BaerFaculty Feature: Marc Baer
After Jeff Tyler’s History of Christianity class, the two courses I am most grateful for in all of my education are Janis Gibbs’s HIST 140 and Marc Baer’s HIST 400, the history major’s introductory and capstone classes, respectively. It was in these classes that I learned the art of research, which served as a foundation … Continue reading Alumni Feature: Samantha L. Miller, Ph.D.Alumni Feature: Samantha L. Miller, Ph.D.
“I’m interested in business and finance, so why should I major in history?” or, more bluntly, “Business is about buying and selling things, not writing term papers, so why should I study history?” I asked myself these same questions before I became a history major, and, today I am an in-house lawyer for a private equity and … Continue reading Alumni Feature: A Hedge-Fund Lawyer Explains Why You Should Major in HistoryAlumni Feature: A Hedge-Fund Lawyer Explains Why You Should Major in History