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Department of History
History is the study of what men and women have experienced in the past, and how they have understood and represented their experiences. It is the study of our collective as grounded on the conviction that we of this generation share an essential continuity with all human experience. History in the rigorous attempt to understand our present society against the background of the past. It looks at everything that humanity has suffered, failed, dared, and triumphed over.

Beyond helping us understand how we and our world have come to be the way we are, History is a guide to the future. By telling us how men and women in the past dealt with both ordinary and critical situations, History makes available to us a range of options as we deal with our present and with the future.

History is training in seeing ourselves and our world as entities proceeding in time and much formed by what has gone before. But, because it allows us to see how human beings have been acted upon and how they in turn have acted upon their lives and the world, History is training in seeing the future with hope.

It is the goal of the department to undertake activities in teaching, research, and extension work that are designed to develop expertise in Philippine history as a primary area, and Western and Asian history as secondary areas.

Contact Information

Room No. 266, 3/F Social Sciences Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City Philippines

Dr. Josefina D. Hofileña
Department Chairperson

Tel No. : (632) 426-6001 loc. 5240/5241
Fax No. : (632) 426-6114
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