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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

  • Oct. 3: Donna Drucker (IU PhD, 2008) lecture, "Quantifying Sex Research and Beyond: Kinsey and Technologies of Classification," details
  • Oct. 9: Konstantin Dierks lecture, "A Connecting World? Globalization of the United States," lecture
  • Oct. 10: "The Globalization of the United States, 1789-1861," symposium
  • many more events >


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Margaret Bourke-White

Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa

In 1949, Margaret Bourke-White, one of the most famous photojournalists in America, travelled to South Africa on assignment for Life magazine...