Welcome to the History Department at Louisiana Tech University

In the established tradition of liberal arts education, the Department of History provides students with personal cultural enrichment, while preparing them for employment in fields in which historical knowledge, habits of mind, and skills (such as research, analysis, and communication) are valued, and/or for further study leading to careers in teaching, the law, the ministry, government service, and many others.

"In preparation for a career in business, or for life generally, I can think of no more suitable academic major than history. History is the study of people, what they do, and why they do it: the perspective that’s necessary for future success."
--Brian Hamilton, board chairman and co-founder, Sageworks, Inc. (Sageworks is a financial analysis firm specializing in privately-held companies, based in Raleigh, N.C.)

Departmental News

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Dr. Stephen Webre receiving the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Individual Achievement in the Humanities Award for 2014 at the LEH annual awards luncheon in New Orleans, March 29, 2014.

 

News & Events

Faculty News

  • Dr. Stephen Webre was honored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities with the Individual Achievement in the Humanities Award for 2014 in New Orleans, March 29, 2014.
  • Dr. Jeffery R. Hankins was named to the international advisory board of the British Scholar Society. As a member of the advisory board Dr. Hankins's responsibilities will include evaluation of manuscripts on seventeenth-century topics submitted for publication in Britain and the World, a biannual scholarly journal published by Edinburgh University Press.
  • The Hank Williams Reader, edited by Patrick Huber, Steve Goodson, and David Anderson, was published by Oxford University Press
  • Clinton, Louisiana: Society, Politics, and Race Relations in a Nineteenth-Century Southern Small Town, by V. Elaine Thompson, published by University of Louisiana Press

Upcoming Events

PHI ALPHA THETA HISTORY HONOR SOCIETY ANNUAL BANQUET & INITIATION: April 11, 2014, Student Center, 2nd floor
2:00 pm:
Student conference
4:00 pm: Initiation
5:00 pm: Banquet

Recent Publications by History Faculty

 
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"Treinta años de producción historiográfica sobre la realidad colonial centroamericana: avances y desafíos," by Stephen Webre
in Carmela Velázquez Bonilla and Elizet Payne Iglesias, eds., Poder, economía y relaciones sociales en el reino de Guatemala (San José: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 2014).

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La época colonial en Guatemala: estudios de historia social y cultural,
edited by Robinson A. Herrera and Stephen Webre, Editorial Universitaria Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

The Hanks Willians Reader

The Hanks Willians Reader,
edited by Patrick Huber, Steve Goodson, and David Anderson,
published by Oxford University Press

Clinton, LA History

Clinton, Louisiana: Society, Politics, and Race Relations in a Nineteenth-Century Southern Small Town,
by V. ElaineThompson, published by University of Louisiana Press

 

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