History… the story of humankind
EMU is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to Mennonite values of peacebuilding and service. We study history from a global viewpoint, one that highlights our need for one another. Study history with us, and we’ll analyze the human experience through a peace and justice lens.
History In Our Backyard
Our campus is only two hours from both Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, and Richmond, the Confederate capital. We’re also close to many other historic sites in history-rich Virginia, including the unique Museum of American Frontier Culture in nearby Staunton, many Civil War battlefields, and the National Park Service’s historic Sklyine Drive.
In winning history essay, junior Elisabeth Wilder connects conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly to transgender rightsApril 28th, 2016
For the first time, an Eastern Mennonite University student has won the Francis J. Ryan Undergraduate American Studies Paper Award. Junior Elisabeth Wilder of Hesston, Kansas, earned the honor at the April 1-2 Eastern American Studies Association annual conference with her paper, “Caitlyn Jenner, Phyllis Schlafly, and Other Transgender Rights Crusaders.” Francis J. Ryan himself, …More
- April 21st, 2016
In the best of cases, a college career is often a time of tumult and transition, a succession of new faces, a million conversations that begin with: “Where are you from?” For students like Nika Hoefle, whose family had moved from Minnesota to a small city in northern Thailand when she was 14, that question …More
Portrait of fictional president unveiled while student-historian interns at American Art and Portrait Gallery libraryApril 11th, 2016
In the National Portrait Gallery hangs a portrait of every president of the United States. Elsa Miller was recently present for the latest addition, which was, strangely enough, the portrait of a fictional one. “Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood,” a six-foot by six-foot painting by Jonathan Yeo, mimics, rather than depicts, history. It …More