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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. 9, Jacob Lee (Visiting Assistant Professor), "Rivers of Power: Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of America" (details)
  • Oct. 11-12, Conference: Jewish Commercial Cultures in Comparative Perspective (details)
  • Oct. 12, "Miners Shot Down" (film) (details)
  • Oct. 13, Seth Denbo (Director of Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association), "Data is the New Black" (details)
  • Oct. 23-24, "On the Move: Exploring Migration, Transformation, and Encounters" Paul Lucas conference organized by the History Graduate Student Association (more details)


Graduate Application Deadlines are

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


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Graduate Program
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Journals, Centers, and Institutes
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Just in time for the World War One centennial, Michelle Moyd's book on African colonial soldiers. And check out many of the other books recently published by our faculty.