Students looking at a manuscript in the Dickinson archives.

The Department of History exemplifies Dickinson in the way it covers the world beyond our shores: Students may study the regional histories of Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, or they may explore the diversity of American history.

History majors work closely with the faculty to develop research skills, regularly making use of the rich resources of Dickinson’s Archives & Special Collections, the nearby U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the Cumberland County Historical Society. Two new faculty positions in environment and science and the history of Africa add to the wealth of courses offered by the department.

Contact Info

Chair:
Jeremy R. Ball
Associate Professor of History
ballj@dickinson.edu

Department Coordinator:
Madeline Brown
Academic Department Coordinator
brownmad@dickinson.edu

Phone:
717-245-1521
Fax:
717-245-1479

Location:
219B, Denny Hall
Mailing Address