About - SOSS History

History is the study of past human experiences grounded on the conviction that these share an essential continuity with our present and future. Through the careful reading of documents and historical interpretations, students are trained to see themselves and their world as entities proceeding in time and formed by what has gone before.

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

History students are able to immerse themselves in rare historical collections located at the Rizal Library. Among these collections are: American Historical Collection, Trinidad Pardo de Tavera Special Collections, Filipiniana Section, and Ateneo Library for Women's Writings (ALiWW).

The Department of History can arrange for student exchange opportunities with the Ateneo de Manila University's partner universities located in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Australia.