Central Connecticut State University - History

History Department


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Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall
Suite 216
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

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Katherine A. Hermes

Department Chair
Professor of History
(860) 832-2818
email: hermesk@ccsu.edu

Department Main Number

(860) 832-2800
For General Inquiries:

Stephen Armstrong

Secondary Education Coordinator
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall 216



We have a few core beliefs about the nature of our discipline and its role in the university and in our society. The first is that “history” is not the past; history is what we do to the past in the present. At a deeper level, history is the questions we ask about the past and the meaning we find in our answers. We engage the sources of the past, both as faculty members and as students, because the study of the past teaches us how to be human in the present. And all of this is important because as individuals and as a society, we are what we remember... read on

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