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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. 8 Welcome Back meeting for History majors (free food!)
  • Oct. 11-12 Conference: Jewish Commercial Cultures in Comparative Perspective (details)
  • Oct. 23-24 "On the Move: Exploring Migration, Transformation, and Encounters" Paul Lucas conference organized by the History Graduate Student Association (more details)


Graduate Application Deadlines are

  • November 1 (international) December 1 (domestic)
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
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Giving to the Department

From the Great Wall of China to the Ukraine by way of ancient Egypt, modern medicine, and World War One, and from Charlemagne to the young Bob Dylan: all these and much more are the subjects of History Department classes for Fall 2015.