Do you think of history as a list of names and dates, battles and treaties, inventors and emperors? Be ready for a revelation. At Hamilton, history is a passionate struggle to understand the human past. Whether you are tracing the spread of Buddhism from India to Japan, or exploring the intertwining of peoples and economies across the Atlantic world, the study of history is about understanding people, cultures and places as they change through time. History students develop sophisticated writing and speaking skills, learn to conduct research, hone the ability to think critically about complex issues and events of the past, and gain a historically informed understanding of the present.The study of history is valuable to all students, not just history majors. The discipline offers a broad grounding in the liberal arts and provides a foundation for a wide range of professions and scholarly pursuits. From the history program at Hamilton, graduates have moved on to careers in teaching, law, medicine, journalism, public policy and many other fields.