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Department of History  
Department of History

The study of history offers tools for retrieving and interpreting the past—and, in the process, for better understanding the questions and challenges of our own time. The faculty and students of Indiana University's Department of History apply these tools to inquiries that range across geographic and temporal boundaries.

On this site, you will learn more about opportunities available to students seeking to understand not just what has happened in the past, but also what takes place around us every day.

Department Events

  • Sept. 17 (3:30-5): reception and book-signing in honor of Jim Madison's recently published Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana, details
  • Sept. 17 (4-5:30): roundtable with Ellen Wu at the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, details
  • Sept. 19: From Proletariat to Precariat: Changing Labor Relations in the Twentieth Century," daylong interdisciplinary workshop
  • Oct. 9 & 10: "Globalization of the United States," symposium
  • many more events >


Graduate Application Deadlines

How to Apply (for admission to any of our graduate programs)


About the Department
Graduate Program
Undergraduate Program
Journals, Centers, and Institutes
History Graduate Student Association
Giving to the Department


Day in its Color

Sandweiss publishes new book on amateur American photographer

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