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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

  • Nov. 16, "Window into Law School" all students welcome (details)
  • Nov. 18, Historical Teaching and Practice seminar with Rainey Tisdale and Active Collections (details)
  • Nov. 18, Professor Ann Blair (Harvard), "'Transferable Skills' in Renaissance Pedagogy" (details)
  • Nov. 23-27, Thanksgiving Break


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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Eric Sandweiss's widely reviewed The Day in its Colorwas inspired (and in part based on) the Charles Cushman photo archive, held at IU. Just one of many great books recently published by our faculty.