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George Santayana wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." History provides knowledge for unlocking all other realms of human development. The study of history provides a solid foundation not only for history and social studies education majors, but for careers in law, business, government, international relations, journalism, library services and museums, to name but a few.

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    Daniel Christensen (left) and Benjamin Gaynor, are two of the three history scholarship recipients at the awards luncheon on May 30, 2014.

    The history department's annual awards and honors luncheon was held in PUB on May 30, 2014.

    On May 2, 2014 Dr. Liping Zhu was unanimously elected new chair of the History Department. Afterward dean Vickie Shields administered the official appointment.

    At the appointment ceremony incoming chair Liping Zhu pledged his faithful service to the department and college.

    In March, 2014, four graduate students in public history presented their work on Spokane Historical at the National Council on Public History conference in Monterey, California.

    History student interns are at the State Digital Archives in Cheney, learning traditional and digital archiving in a state-of-the-art facility.

    James Kieswetter receives an ‘Inspirational Teacher’ award from former student Dr. Jamie Waldo of Chadron State College, in November 2011.James Kieswetter receives an 'Inspirational Teacher' award from former student Dr. Jamie Waldo of Chadron State College, in November 2011. 

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    EWU Public History program coordinator Dr. Larry Cebula.

     Located on the EWU campus, the Washington State Digital Archives is the first built-from-the-ground-up digital archives in the world.

    Located on the EWU campus, the Washington State Digital Archives is the first built-from-the-ground-up digital archives in the world. EWU students in public history enjoy internships, learning experiences and even part-time jobs at the archives. Michael Conlin, Liping Zhu and Kathleen HuttenmaierEWU historians Michael Conlin, Liping Zhu and Kathleen Huttenmaier on the Oregon Trail at Whitman Mission Historic National Monument.  Dr. Liping Zhu taking history on the road for EWU graduate students.Dr. Liping Zhu taking history on the road for EWU graduate students. Studying public history at Nez Perce National Monument.Studying public history at Nez Perce National Monument.field trip along the Snake River.Public History field trip along the Snake River.

     Petroglyphs along the Snake River.

    Petroglyphs along the Snake River.  Ed Slack at Tiananmen Square, July 2011Ed Slack at Tiananmen Square, July 2011 The Great Wall of China at BadalingThe Great Wall of China at Badaling The Temple of Heaven in BeijingThe Temple of Heaven in Beijing The Summer Palace in Beijing (The Summer Palace in Beijing 

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