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The Department of History is dedicated to the discovery and communication of historical knowledge. Our internationally-known faculty publish in peer-reviewed venues and teach engaging courses on subjects that span the globe and millenia. We offer a B.A. in History, a History Minor, and an Anthropology Minor, and regularly train more than 200 Majors and Minors in the methods of historical research and creative inquiry. Explore the website, visit us at Brittain Hall, 378, or, for more information, contact Stephanie Freeman, Administrative Assistant, at (843) 349-2476 (freeman@coastal.edu).

 

Department Launches the Childers Family Scholarship

The History Department is delighted to announce the inauguration of the Childers Family Annual History Scholarship in Honor of James G. Powell. The scholarship awards $750 to a senior history major with a proven record of academic excellence and a love of history. The award was endowed by the family of Mr. Powell under the leadership of his grandson, Steve Childers, an alumnus of the department (class of '95). A native of Loris, SC, and a man of modest education, Mr. Powell so impressed upon his family the importance of education that all thirteen of his grandchildren earned a bachelor’s degree and many completed graduate and professional degrees. His legacy now benefits our department. more...

Cover of Fighting for the EnemyBrandon Palmer's Fighting for the Enemy was published this summer by the University of Washington Press. The book is a study of the Koreans who fought with the Japanese Army or were mobilized in wartime industries during the Asia-Pacific War (1937-1945). Carter Eckert, Harvard's Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean Studies, noted that the book "skillfully synthesizes a broad body of material in both Japanese and Korean… to produce an excellent study of Japan's war-time mobilization of the Korean population that often challenges conventional scholarly perspectives."

Watch Stephen Colbert's interview of Duke University President Richard Brodhead, who discusses The Heart of the Matter, a new report on the value of a humanities education.

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