Faculty Profile

Regina Sweeney

Associate Professor of History (2001)

Contact Information


Denny Hall Room 310


  • B.A., Tufts University,1980
  • M.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1986
  • Ph.D., 1992

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

HIST 106 Early Modern Europe to 1799
Society, culture, and politics from the Renaissance through the French Revolution.

WGSS 202 European Women's History
Cross-listed with HIST 278-01. This course will explore the lives of European women in the modern period (1789 to the post WWII period). It looks at both rural and urban women, issues of class, family and motherhood as well as demands for social and political rights for women. The readings include primary sources such as housekeeping guides, novels and war propaganda as well as secondary sources such as biographies and anthropological studies.

HIST 211 Topics in American History
Selected areas and problems in American history. Suitable for beginning history students, majors, and non-majors.

HIST 277 European Empires
This course will investigate the building, celebration and dissolution of the European empires moving from the 15th century into the 20th century. Definitions of imperialism as it developed over time will be discussed. The readings look at the effects of empire in Europe as well as some of the effects in the colonies, including works by Christopher Columbus, Willam Shakespeare, George Orwell, and Chinua Achebe. Offered every two years.

HIST 278 European Women's History
Cross-listed with WGSS 202-01.