The History Department at Dickinson College is pleased to announce plans to build The Osborne Center for Historical Methods, a special online resource for students and faculty studying history at the college. The center is named in honor of Emeritus Professor John Osborne who retired in December 2010 after more than three decades of devoted teaching in his beloved (and feared) History 204, “Introduction to Historical Methodology.” The Osborne approach to historical methods was one of intellectual rigor and relentless innovation. This center will aspire to promote those ideals by sharing best practices for teachers and by offering a wide array of models for students. Across this site you will find syllabi, handouts, learning modules, web guides and a host of other tools designed to promote deeper historical thinking and improved historical practice.
History@DickinsonThe History Department at Dickinson College provides courses in all areas of world history and with historians who employ a wide array of interdisciplinary and multi-media approaches. All History majors at Dickinson experience a core sequence of methods classes, beginning with the Introduction to Historical Methodology in History 204, continuing to Historiography and Advanced Historical Methods (History 304) and culminating with History 404, a capstone senior seminar.