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1. Columbia University - Department of History THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY is one of the leading centers of historical scholarship in the world. Our faculty of approximately 50 faculty members -together with colleagues in the Department of History at Barnard College, and historians in other affiliated departments in the University- studies all aspects of human history, from ancient to contemporary societies, across the entire globe. Each year, our community comprises about 200 graduate students and 250 undergraduate majors and concentrators.
2. Harvard University - History Department While history has always been an important component of educating Harvard students, it was not a department, in its own right, until 1839. For the first 200 years, Harvard University taught the events of the past through courses in classics, philosophy, politics, and economics.
It was not until the nineteenth century that there was an idea of history as being a distinct field of study within academia. Even after the codification of the history department at Harvard, our students and faculty still drew upon the courses and resources within other departments, a tradition that still exists to this day. Many of our current faculty members share appointments with other departments on campus and are involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with committees, programs and institutions both at Harvard and around the world.
3. MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences History at MIT brings together outstanding scholarship, teaching, and public engagement. We teach a wide array of undergraduate subjects, help to train a talented cohort of graduate students in the History, Anthropology and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS) doctoral program, publish prize-winning monographs and essays that are grounded in deep archival research and employ cutting-edge methodologies, and reach out to public audiences around the world. History especially seeks to give MIT students a full educational experience that will prepare them to be active members of their local communities and an increasingly global society. In all of these activities we are committed to carrying on the tradition of excellence that has made MIT an important engine of knowledge production and distribution in the humanities and social sciences.
4. Princeton University - Department of Art and Archaeology The Department of Art and Archaeology has long been a leading center for the study of art, architecture, and archaeology. Besides covering all periods of European art and architecture, current faculty members teach in areas as diverse as Chinese bronzes, pre-Columbian objects, Islamic art, Japanese prints, African art, American art, the history of photography, and theory and criticism. The curriculum of an undergraduate major can include courses and independent work in any such area as well as in studio art taught by faculty in the Program in Visual Arts.
5. Princeton University - History Department The History Department of Princeton University, located in neo-Gothic Dickinson Hall, offers course work at the undergraduate and graduate level in a large number of fields. A traditional strength has been pre-modern European history, but the department has established a substantial reputation for its expertise in the history of the United States, East Asia, Latin America, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and the Near East as well as in the history of science. It offers graduate training in the history of all parts of the world from late antiquity to the present. The presence of approximately 60 faculty members enables the department to provide general survey as well as specialized courses. Members of the department are also involved in a remarkable array of interdisciplinary programs, such as African Studies, American Studies, the Ancient World, East Asian Studies, European Cultural Studies, Hellenic Studies, Italian Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Medieval Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Russian and Eurasian Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women and Gender.
6. Princeton University - Program in History of Science The Program in History of Science at Princeton University trains students to analyze the development of science, medicine, and technology in historical and cultural context. We are a community of scholars including a dozen or so core and affiliated faculty members and about twenty graduate students, in addition to undergraduate concentrators and visiting fellows.
History of Science at Princeton remains rooted in our tradition of analyzing the technical and conceptual dimensions of scientific knowledge, whether it is physics or psychoanalysis. At the same time, students are encouraged to consider scientific ideas and practices in the widest possible context. The research interests of the active faculty range from early-modern mechanics and natural history to the impact of twentieth-century biomedicine and computing, from Leiden to Beijing, Berkeley to Cape Town; through this diversity runs a strong thread of consensus that the best current history of science demands an expansive, integrated approach, one that never loses sight of the global dynamics of science and technology.
7. Stanford University - Department of History The primary goal of Stanford's Department of History's graduate program is the training of scholars. Most students who receive doctorates in the program will go on to teach at colleges or universities. Other students have positions in university administration and research. Please see our placements for more detailed information.
Admission to the graduate program in history is highly selective. About 10-15 students, admitted from a large pool of applicants, matriculate in the program each year. The small cohort size allows more individual work with faculty than most graduate programs. This helps to make funding in one form or another more available to most students admitted to the Ph.D. program.
8. Universitatea Crestina Dimitrie Cantemir - Facultatea de IstorieIstoria este cea dintâi carte a unei naţiuni, căci întrânsa îşi vede trecutul, prezentul şi viitorul.
Fiecare popor are sufletul său, format în sute de mii de ani, din firea pământului, din freamătul codrilor, din floarea albă a primăverii, din raza soarelui, din ceaţa toamnelor şi gerul iernilor, din toate frământările, suferinţele, silinţa, gloria, din nesfârşit de multe amintiri îngrămădite pe urma morţilor.
(…) Acest suflet e preţul, mare sau mic, al fiecărui popor. (…)
Pe aceste două temelii se sprijină mărirea trainică a unui neam: amintirea totdeauna vie a trecutului şi conştiinţa datoriei împlinite de toţi, în fiecare clipă.
Trebuie să luăm din trecut focul, nu cenuşa !
9. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) - Department of History The Department of History is one of the largest and most respected units in UC Berkeley's College of Letters and Science. The Department's faculty ranges across virtually all of the major geographical and chronological fields recognized by the discipline. Berkeley has long been proud of its extensive engagement with the history of Asia, a part of the world only recently given its due by many other history departments. While developing ambitious programs in the study of East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern history, Berkeley has also maintained and increased its reputation in the several fields in which it first attained distinction in the first half of the 20th century: Ancient, Medieval, Modern European, Latin American, and United States history. More recently, the Department has expanded its engagement with African history. The Department is comprehensive also in the thematic and methodological emphases that render the study of history one of the most capacious of all academic callings. Although in recent years the Department's strengths in cultural, intellectual, and political history have been the most widely noted, the Department's distinction in social, economic, international and other kinds of history is also recognized throughout the world.
Professional assessments of the nation's history departments (e.g., those sponsored by the National Research Council) usually rank Berkeley first, second, or third. The intellectual stature of the Department's faculty is registered in many metrics, including in the number of its members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This honor has been won by seventeen regular or emeriti members of the Department: Berry, Brady, Brucker, de Vries, Gruen, Halperin, Heilbron, Herr, Hesse, Hollinger, Jay, Keightley, Laqueur, Litwack, May, Middlekauff, and Slezkine. In addition, individual members of the Department have often carried major responsibility within the Campus's administration. The Department also enjoys a reputation for excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Many of its members have won teaching awards in recent years. The Department's baccalaureate and doctoral alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers, including in research, education, the service professions, business, and public affairs.
10. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - History DepartmentAdmission Requirements
Because the History Department has several different fields, each with slightly different requirements, the criteria for admissions are not rigidly standardized. The admissions committee considers the following factors:
• three letters of recommendation from the student's former or current professors.
• the applicant's statement of purpose (two pages, double spaced).
• a writing sample of no longer than 10 pages, double spaced (not including bibliography).
• foreign language training
• undergraduate or M.A. grade point average
• Graduate Record Examination scores (with an emphasis on the verbal score).
• your undergraduate transcript (and graduate if applicable). In addition to the unofficial transcript upload on the online application we require one official sealed transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. These are mailed to the department (address below).
• International applicants must also submit a TOEFL or IELTS score (in most cases). Please visit the following link for more information:
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