“I’m really happy to talk about history because
I find it a very exciting thing that helps us to understand
the present and figure out how to analyze all
the different things around us.” That is the way Dr.
Katherine Pence explains why studying history is
important beyond the stereotype of being a subject
about dates and names.
“It’s good to have few dates in mind so you can
figure out causes and effects and what comes before
and after a certain date, such as the end of World
War II in 1945. The world changed dramatically after
that date,” Pence explains. “The most important
thing is to figure out how to analyze what was going
on in the past in order to deconstruct and figure out
how we got to where we are today.”