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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

  • Nov. 24-28, Thanksgiving Break, details
  • Dec. 5, European History Workshop: Ke-Chin Hsia, "Imperial Austria in World War One," details
  • Dec. 5, Wylie House Museum Lecture by Professor Emeritus Jim Madison, "Hoosier Pioneers," details

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
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Giving to the Department


courses for spring 2015

From hip hop to the Parthenon, and from Africa to the environment and the Mafia: it's all history to us! Click here for details of next semester's course offerings (Spring 2015).