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History Faculty

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Historical study at SPU invites students to discover the complex worlds of the past across the globe, exploring cultural, political, and economic connections within and among societies.

Our program emphasizes the usefulness of History in understanding social and economic inequalities and challenges, and the role that History can play in crafting solutions. As we study the past, we cultivate the practice of empathy and foster Christian hope for the future. 

Our Mission

The Department of History prepares students for service by studying the past as it relates to the present and to the future. Our approach affirms diverse heritages, welcomes long-neglected voices, applies innovative tools, interacts with other fields of study, and cultivates the virtue of hope in world both deeply divided and globally interwoven.