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"I knew that Keene State had a solid history program, that it produced some great thinkers and was a really active community."
– Alanna Griffin-Bales '14

Program Overview

The history program provides students with the skills necessary for a productive professional career as well as an intellectually fulfilling life. More about Program Overview

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Keene State students can take part in a new interdisciplinary minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS). This program includes faculty and courses from English, History, and Art History – including courses in medieval and Renaissance art, the Crusades, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and the European Conquest of the New World. More about Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Laura Ruttle

Students and Alumni

History students and graduates are using critical reasoning to make a difference. Among KSC history major graduates are public defenders, museum curators, marketing directors, and even presidential campaign directors.

Department News

Take a look at what’s new in History at Keene State. Includes news on student research, faculty publications and presentations, program changes, grants, and other announcements. More about Department News

"The professors are incredible, they are passionate about the content and that really got me into it."
– Kevin McNair '13 

Department Faculty

The History Department is supported by a committed team of professors. Our faculty’s diverse scholarship allows students to earn a degree in one of several specializations. More about Department Faculty


Keene State Sophomore Reflects on the Role of an Educator
Alex Habibi ’15: in Cambodia with the Peace Corps
Christopher Cameron ’06: African-American Intellectual History Society President
History Major Delves into KSC’s Latest Collection of Civil War Letters
Holocaust Survivor Passports Offer Intimate Lessons in History

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History (Arts and Humanities)
Dede Keach
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Keene, New Hampshire 03435