Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) is an interdisciplinary program that draws on a wide variety of disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences to examine the interplay of ideas and their cultural, historical, and political contexts. We encourage our students to engage thoughtfully in critical intellectual inquiry and reflection. We also emphasize the significance of being actively engaged in the world; of understanding the social, cultural, and political forces that shape our lives and identities; and our role in transforming our world.
“The sounds of the shoreline are a mix of the waves and the rocky beach. The voices are combined... Read more
White-power activity in the United States is not new, nor has it been as shadowy as we may have... Read more
"Writing ‘Love and Trouble’ was kind of a feminist act, and it changed me.” 1993 CHID alum Claire... Read more