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The Truth About Pirates

History 399

Professor Fourshey encourages "students to think about piracy from many perspectives - from the pirates themselves to eras and societies that saw piracy as a legitimate profession to states that want to put an end to piracy."

HIST 399: Piracy

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Travel back in time, and become ready to alter the future — for the better, of course. Study history to understand the nature, advantages, and struggles of human societies in different times and places.

In Bucknell's history program you will learn to think critically, argue logically, write analytically and make cross-cultural comparisons. These are skills you'll be able to use in any career!

Did You Know?

About 700 students are enrolled in history courses per year.

Bucknell offers both a major and a minor in history.

Bucknell history professors teach a common course, offering students an opportunity to study together and learn "the historians' craft."

Faculty Spotlight

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John Enyeart

Professor of History

John Enyeart

"I try to challenge students with an awareness of the way things are for others who may not fit the typical demographic of Bucknell students, and foster conversations that will enlighten us all."

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History Alumni

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Lauren Jaeger Stark '09

Revealing Hidden Gems

Lauren Jaeger Stark '09

“Museums usually only have about 1 percent of their collections on exhibit at one time. When we finally get our collections digitized and out to the public, it will be a whole new way for people to interact with these objects online.”

Lauren Jaeger Stark '09
Bill Durland '53

Bill Durland '53

"I want my students to understand the civilizations that were already in place. The newcomers saw Africa as a place to be tamed, but in reality, social life, economy and politics were running quite effectively."

Bill Durland '53

Hands-on Experience

Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad

History majors often enhance their studies by spending a summer, semester or year abroad through one of Bucknell's own "in" programs or through one of many approved programs around the world. 


Undergraduate Research

History majors at Bucknell collaborate closely with faculty mentors in their research, while at the same time shaping their own methodologies, foci, questions and answers. Selected students work on honors thesis which are sometimes published or recognized by national organizations.



Internships provide history majors with career experience and opportunities to apply and refine their knowledge and skills. Recently, history majors have interned at:

  • Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives
  • Kenneth Cole
  • National Archives and Records Administration

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