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 disciplinary boundaries.
On this site, you will learn something about the varied work taking place in IU's history community. You will also learn more about the opportunities that await here for students seeking to understand not only what has happened in the past, but what takes place around us each day.
Graduate Application Deadlines
Curious about the images on the top of this page? Find out more >
Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Thelen (l.) joins Associate Professor Alex Lichtenstein (rt.) and South African History Online (SAHO) founder Omar Badsha at a recent IU Historical Teaching and Practice seminar.
Reaching across their fields of study, IU's history faculty explore the ways in which historians discover, interpret, and teach the past. Historical Teaching and Practice-the department's newest graduate minor-is the result of their common interest.