The study of history enables students to understand change and continuity across time in the United States, Europe and the world.
History majors at Emmanuel have the opportunity to look at cultures and civilizations both nearby and remote as they study Boston’s neighborhoods, the Iberian presence in the Atlantic world or the ideals of the ancient Chinese. Examining instances of beauty, progress and success on the world stage as well as episodes of carnage, cruelty and injustice familiarizes students with the range and commonality of human experience and gives perspective on the present.
Analyzing historical records and interpretations enables students to become more perceptive, confident and sophisticated writers and thinkers. The department provides training in research methods, theories of history, and the opportunity for applied work through a broad range of internship choices in archives, libraries, museums, and governmental and media agencies.
EC Faculty Speak at PAMLA Conference
In November 2015, Associate Professor of History Melanie Murphy was a speaker at the session, "European Testimonies of Political Repression," that took place at the 113th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in Portland, Oregon. Modern Languages department chair Jose Alvarez-Fernandez served as presiding officer.Read more
"History of Boston" Students Visit African Meeting House
Associate Professor William Leonard took his "History of Boston" students to visit the African Meeting House on Joy Street in Boston's Beacon Hill. The House, built in 1806, was host to abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Maria Stewart and Frederick Douglass.
Ravagnoli Presents at AAS in Seattle
In April, Assistant Professor Violetta Ravagnoli presented her paper, "Toward a Global History of Chinese Migrations: Language, Memory and Ethnicity," at the Annual Conference of Asian Studies (AAS) in Seattle, Washington.
Marion Contributes Chapter to New Book on Latin America
Associate Professor and Department Chair Javier Marion will have a book chapter published in Cultural History of Latin America, (Routledge Press, 2016). The chapter is titled, "Yampara Identity and Historical Agency: The Jumbate and the Tarabuco."
Murphy Publishes on Judaism, Speaks at Regional Conference
Associate Professor Melanie Murphy has an entry on "Honor, Judaism, Modern Judaism" in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, (2015), published by DeGruyter. On April 2, 2016, she also presented on "Gentleman's Agreement" in world historical perspective at the New England Regional World History Association.
Students Featured on Jan Karski Educational Foundation Website
Students in Associate Professor of History Melanie Murphy's HIST 2120 course, "Europe in the Era of World War," read the illustrated story Karski's Mission: To Stop the Holocaust and submitted their reactions and comments to the Jan Karski Educational Foundation website.View comments on Karski Foundation website
Fortin Awarded Paul Cuffe Fellowship
In 2015, Associate Professor of History Jeffrey Fortin was awarded the Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship for the Study of Minorities in American Maritime History at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Conn. The fellowships are offered to encourage research and writing that considers the participation of Native and African Americans in the maritime activities of New England, primarily its southeastern shores.
Christina Ascolillo '17
Christina Ascolillo is the Director of Communications and Constituent Services for Massachusetts State Representative Linda Dean Campbell
Small classes, big advantages
History Department faculty provide students with training in research methods and theories of history, spanning the globe, time and the commonality of the human experience.Meet Our Faculty
On April 27, 53 members of the Emmanuel College Class of 2017 presented the culm...More
On Saturday, May 13, Emmanuel College awarded degrees to more than 550 undergrad...More
History major Katherine Harrington '16 landed an internship at Marine Museum in ...Read More
Class of 2015: Where We Work
|Corps Member||City Year||History|
|Records Management||Commonwealth of Massachusetts||History|
|Special Education Teacher||Haverhill Public Schools||History|
|Teacher||Matignon High School||History|
|Teaching Assistant||Milton Public Schools||History|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|M.A., Human Rights||Kingston University London||History|
|M.Ed., Higher Education in Student Affairs||Salem State University||History|
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