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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 and Sponsored Events

  • Feb. 15, 2:00 p.m., "Management, History, and the Rold of the Consulting Historian" with Vantage Point Historical Services (details)
  • Feb. 19, 12:00 noon, European History Workshop with Catharine Robson (NYU), "Voice and the Prussian Phonograph Commission" (details)
  • Feb. 19-20, Indiana Association of Historians meeting (details)
  • Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m., Careers Roundtable with History alumni (details)

Graduate Application Deadlines were

  • November 1 (international) December 1 (domestic)
How to Apply (for admission to any of our graduate programs)


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Ellen Wu's The Color of Success has won the Best History Book award from the Association for Asian-American Studies. Just one of many great books recently published by our faculty.