The world today is changing in dramatic ways, and keen historical thinking has never been more important for engaged citizenship on a global scale. Michigan History is home to more than seventy world-class faculty and offers cutting-edge expertise across all time periods and regions. Students not only hone their critical thinking and research skills, but also have opportunities to apply them to real-world problems and make an impact beyond the university.
Our career development initiatives include an extensive range of learning experiences for students that will prepare them for a wide variety of professions. Our public engagement initiatives explore new ways of making historical scholarship accessible to the broader public. Undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with faculty to produce content for programs like U-M HistoryLabs, the Reverb Effect podcast, and Michigan in the World. We believe that historical thinking has the potential to change lives and contribute to the common good. This is history at work.