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.
W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture - Deborah Cohen, Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities, Northwestern University. "Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Britain", Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Altgeld Auditorium.
Brown Bag - Andrea Smalley will present "'In All Their Native Freedom': Bison and Indian Occupancy in the Southern Plains, 1840-1875". Please come to Watson 110, October 7, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m. and bring your lunch!
Heeyoung Choi (PhD. program) has won the MCAA 2014 Percy Buchanan Prize for the best graduate paper in Northeast Asia. Her paper, "The Influence of Performing Arts on the Nationalism and the Cutlural Interaction between Ethnic Groups: Music and Dance of Korean Immigrants in Hawai'i during the Early 20th Century." The presentation and prize award will be given on October 3-5, 2014 at the SWCAS and MCAA joint meeting. Dr. E. Taylor Atkins is her advisor.
Amy Powers (Ph.D. 2007) has been selected as the 2014 History Alumnus of the Year.
7th Annual History Graduate Student Association Conference - Call for Papers
Clinton Cargile (M.A. program) achieved two goals this month. He graduated with his History M.A. and his book, "Five Mile Spur Line: A Railroad History of Sycamore, Illinois" was released this week. NIU Today article.
William Avila (M.A. program) has been named NIU's Internship/Co-op Student of the Month for Spring 2014. GPA, a work experience paper, and letters from interns, employers and NIU faculty were required to qualify. He was an intern at Rochelle's Flagg Township Museum and was highly recommended by his employer and faculty. He is now eligible to compete for the 2014 Internship/Co-op Student of the Year award.
Natalie Cincotta has received University Honors Research Scholar with $4500 in research funding, and a University Honors scholarship. She has been named a Northern Lights Ambassador, and has been admitted to a seminar in archival research at the Center for Jewish History in New York in May!
Katy Voight has received a Provost Travel Grant for study abroad in summer 2014. Congratulations Katy!
Janette Clay has been selected as one of the 2014 Outstanding Women Award recipients.
Aaron Fogleman's recent book, "Two Troubled Souls," has won the American Historical Association 2014 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History.
Stanley Arnold's new book, "Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia’s Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970,” was published by the University Press of Mississippi. NIU Today article Celebration Photos
Heide Fehrenbach was named Faculty Mentor of the Year at the Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, April 22, 2014.
Kate Maley has won an SPS Presidential Award for Excellence. NIU Today article