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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

  • March 6, European History Workshop with Elizabeth Nelson, "Entangled Time in Nineteenth-Century French Psychiatry," details
  • March 24, Professor Eric Arnesen (James R. Hoffa Professor of Modern American Labor History and Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, George Washington University) will give the 27th Annual Paul V. McNutt Lecture, "Democracy on Trial at Home and Abroad: A. Philip Randolph and The Meanings of The Second World War," details
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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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Just some of the books faculty members have published in the past few years.