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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

  • Jan. 28, 12-1, European Studies roundtable, "European Responses to #blacklivesmatter" with Michelle Moyd, Brett Bowles, Peter Nemes, Edgar Illas, and Ranu Samantrai, details
  • Jan. 28, Professor Michael Press (Visiting Scholar, Borns Jewish Studies Program), "Ancient Israel, Modern Identities," details
  • Jan. 30, "Vietnam War/American War: Stories from all sides," hear about this participatory online documentary from its creator, Emeritus Professor Ron Osgood (Telecommunications), details
  • for news of colleagues, students, alumni, see our Facebook page or follow our Twitter feed


Graduate Application Deadlines were

  • 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
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Just some of the books faculty members published in the past few years.