For students interested in a strong liberal arts education, history represents a fascinating, flexible major that permits study of the broadest possible range of human experience.
History majors not only explore the past, gaining insights into how societies change over time, but also develop important reading, writing, research, and interpretive skills.
HIST495 Permits - Professor Garver began issuing permits for the Senior Thesis course HIST495 on Monday, October 28. After that date, students can come to her regular office hours (MW 1:30-4:30 and F 9-9:50 and 11-12 in Zulauf 607) for a permit. Seats are LIMITED!! Priority goes to seniors graduating in May or August 2014, and to teacher certification candidates scheduled to enroll in HIST496 and ILAS401 in Fall 2014.
Spring 2013 MA graduate, Robert Glover has just published a new book on local Sycamore history. Congrats. Article in the DeKalb Chronicle, 9/26/2013.
Sixth Annual History Graduate Student Association Conference November 1, 2013. Mark your calendars. Program
Congratulations to History major Natalie Cincotta, who received the People's Choice Award at the Undergraduate Research Day for her project, "History and Photography: German Photos from the European Eastern Front of World War II (1939-1945). Congratulations to all eight History students, who participated in the event, for their impressive research accomplishments.
Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2013. Congratulations to Lael Weinberger (MA) and Robert Fulton (PhD).
Emeritis Professor Robert W. Schneider passed October 16, 2013.
Brian Sandberg recently discussed his book, "Warrior Pursuits, Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France" on the New Books Network.
Ismael Montana just published “The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia”. NIU Today article
Kristy Wilson Bowers just published "Plague and Public Health in Early Modern Seville" website