Our department offers history, one of the top-ten majors pursued at Elon University, as well as minors in history, geography and geographic information systems (GIS). Our faculty consists of scholar-mentors who work closely with students in the classroom, on research projects and through internships.
We are actively involved in Elon’s study abroad programs and interdisciplinary programs including American studies, African/African-American studies, Asian studies, classical studies, general studies, GIS, international studies, Latin American studies and women’s/gender studies. Our courses emphasize research, writing and critical thinking skills preparing students for a wide range of careers and graduate programs.
We encourage you to explore our Website or drop by Lindner Hall to learn more about our major and minors, faculty, scholarship, honor societies and other offerings, and to examine our interactive map showing the locations and activities of our alums.
Amy Johnson, associate professor of history and director of the Elon Core Curriculum, presented a paper entitled "Legacies of Unfreedom: West African Bondage, Jamaican Realities and Slavery among the Maroons of Jamaica."
Troxler’s new book, “The Red Dog,” received a Historical Book Award at the society’s annual meeting.
Inspired by Elon's commitment to scholarship funding, retired faculty member Nancy Midgette, of Montreat, North Carolina, decided to support students in the Odyssey Program with her gift.
The Houston Chronicle retail reporter, formerly a transportation reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, authored an in-depth article on a failed toll road plan, bringing to light “the pitfalls of privatized infrastructure.”
Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 42nd annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Oct 26-29 in Montreal, Canada