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Through the Past, Understand the Present

Clark faculty and students collaborate to develop a deep understanding of the past across eras, cultures, and societies. Through working directly with artifacts of the past — from letters exchanged during the Holocaust to the genealogical records of a local African American community — history comes alive.

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Faculty Research

Clark’s history faculty are known for extensive work in the fields of U.S. and European history, and have expertise in Holocaust and genocide studies, Jewish history, African American history, and women’s studies.

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Undergraduate and Fifth-Year Research

Undergraduate students frequently collaborate with faculty on research projects or conduct independent research on a topic of their choice. Qualified undergraduates may apply for the department’s Honors Program (a gateway to the fifth-year Accelerated Degree Program) or to a seminar in American studies at Worcester’s American Antiquarian Society.

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Doctoral Research

Students pursuing the Ph.D. in history have researched a wide range of topics, from 17th century Atlantic slavery to 20th century genocide.

Contact Information

History Department

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  • Jefferson Academic Center, 3rd floor
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7288
  • 1-508-793-8816 (Fax)