Muhlenberg's History Department aspires to a global reach. Our students cultivate a thoughtful and nuanced understanding of past human experiences across time and space and their various contested interpretations. As skilled researchers, problem solvers, and writers, they use and analyze historical evidence and enter into dialogue with existing scholarship to present their own interpretations and arguments in persuasive prose. History is central to the Liberal Arts. We prepare our students to become global citizens who think critically about their place in the world and engage with their communities through an understanding of how past events have shaped contemporary issues.

Our teacher-scholars specialize in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East and the United States, which ensures curricular breadth and depth on a global scale. Our students explore the human condition from a comparative historical perspective and can pursue in depth their own areas of interest. This History curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, and effective writing, as well as opportunities for independent research, internships, and study abroad. Our graduates are prepared for professions in public health and medicine, the non-profit sector, museums, the library sciences, law, government, business, and academia.

History at Muhlenberg

Learn more about the History Department at Muhlenberg College.

A New Perspective on a Long-Ago Event

Student Research

Anthropology minor Michaela Feinberg ’19 explored an under-researched facet of Central African history.