Learning Through Experience

The department of history is featured on the American Historical Association's Historians TV website. This video highlights how the faculty are dedicated to experiential learning, working closely with students to provide them with the necessary tools for pursuing their own independent investigations of the past.

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Cool Classes

The Turth 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


Meet all of our faculty

Claire Campbell

Associate Professor of History

Claire Campbell

"I want my students to recognize that they can marry their interest in history with active political engagement in their roles as citizens. We are learning about the past to become more engaged citizens of today."

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Associate Professor of History

John Enyeart

Enyeart hopes his students not only learn to think more honestly and profoundly about issues; he also wants them to recognize that nothing about history is inevitable.

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Paul Barba

Assistant Professor of History

Paul Barba

“I want my students to appreciate the complexity of life and not accept the same frameworks and narratives we've heard over and over.”

Paul Barba

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. 

Research

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

Internships

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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