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. We’ll prepare you for law school with an eye on change for the common good.
Regional conference on campus
We’re hosting the 2013 Eastern American Studies Association (EASA) Conference March 22-23, 2013! The American Studies Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history. The 2013 conference theme is “E Pluribus Unum?: Unity, Division & the Making of American Identity.” The conference is open to all. Register online now
A unique focus on faith in action
EMU history grads treasure our program’s social history approach. We focus on groups like women, religious minorities and other individuals often overlooked in conventional history. Our history students are exposed to various viewpoints and explore the many ways God works in history through people — the meek and the mighty, the famous and the little-known, major world powers and developing nations.
Our students develop a Christian perspective on evolving economic and political systems and cultural and religious issues. We encourage them to think of the moral and ethical implications of particular ideas and events from the past.
Professors who are mentors
You’ll enjoy an excellent teacher-student ratio and the individual attention that a small program can offer. Our faculty are experts who will share the benefits of their years of teaching, international travel, research and writing experience.
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.
Learn more about the majors and minors our program offers!