Happy Blogoversary Historians!
The UST History Department entered the blogosphere one year ago! Its been an amazing year and we’re so delighted to collaborate with you on all things history. Over the past twelve months, we’ve engaged with history outside of the classroom on multiple levels:
- Discussing the varied historical significance of national holidays. We’re looking at you Thanksgiving, coming up around the corner!
- Highlighting the amazing events sponsored by the History Club: from commemorating the Boston Tea Party to Community Engagement with the Eastside Freedom Library to organizing a panel on Careers in History.
- Talking about the books that have changed our thinking as historians
- Featuring our faculty’s interests in history, teaching, cooking, and even the NCAA Final Four
- Highlighted the amazing ways our undergraduate students “do history.” Our students continue to amaze us with their research skills and commitment to the discipline.
Most importantly, the blog has only reinforced our belief that history surrounds us in our daily lives. Understanding the past makes us better in the present! And while we officially launched this blog a year ago, our inspiration came much earlier when one of our students from our intro-level courses showed us how the lessons of history can be applied to so many different circumstances. Make sure to check out her story of traveling to the former African slave trading post Elmina Castle here and tell us your story of how history informs your life on on campus and beyond.
We close out our year with a great nod of appreciation to all of you – our friends of history – who have inspired our posts and engaged in our dialogue. Keep on reading!