The Department of History was established on 5th January 1934. This was one of the pioneer courses that the college had started when it was first established.
As far as the Academic aspect is concerned, the syllabus for the Under-graduate course in History Honours is designed and developed by the Affiliating University. The syllabus intends to acquaint the students with knowledge on World, Indian and North East India History and also the basic concepts in history through the paper on Historiography.
The study of History at the Degree Level open the floodgates of knowledge and opportunities in various fields such as Archaeology, Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Folkloristic, Musicology, etc. Moreover, North East India has not been well presented and incorporated within the mainstream Indian History but the UGC has made an attempt to include North East India within the mainstream of Indian historical studies. St. Anthony's College being located in North East India can, therefore, provide ample scope and opportunities for research in the region's history. Besides, history is a dynamic and ever-changing subject of study and investigation. With the emergence of new sub-disciplines such as Environmental History, Military History, Food History, etc., within History as a subject, students are provided with greater opportunities for specializations.
Besides the above, the completion of a Bachelor Degree in History helps students to compete in various competitive exams both at the state and national levels. Above all, employment opportunities also exist in different departments such as the Department of Art and Culture, Archives, Tourism and the like.
Bridging the Divide: Differences in the Usage of Formal and Informal Language in English - Prof. T. K. Kharbamon, NEHU
Divided Lands, Divided Lives: The Partition and its Legacy in the North-East - Dr. Binayak Dutta, NEHU
Understanding Poetry and Fiction with special reference to the Modern Age - Prof. Ena Nicol, Retired Head of Department of English, St. Anthony's College
How to Write Descriptive Answers at the UG Level - Prof. N. Sarkar, Shillong College
Poetry from the North-East - Dr. Ananya Guha, Poet
Shakespeare's Tragedies - Prof M. M. Mazumdar, NEHU
Joseph Conrad's Fiction - Prof. N. Ganguly, NEHU