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.
Connect with other history majors by joining our Peer Mentoring Program. Would you like a peer mentor who can answer your questions? Would you like to help your fellow students out as a mentor?
HIST495 Permits - Dr. Garver and Mr. Alcalde will begin issuing permits on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:10 a.m. The Alumni Information Sheet MUST be completed before you meet with them. You can also find printed ones just outside Zulauf 715, the main History office.
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society - Do you have a 3.0 NIU GPA and a 3.1 GPA of at least 12 credit hours of NIU History classes? Apply by March 20, 2015 at the History office in Zulauf 715. Applications are accepted yearly around March 1st. A great item to add onto your vita.
Colloquium Speaker Mary Louise Roberts - "The Leroy Henry Case: Sexual Violence and Allied Relations in Great Britain, 1944" April 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Holmes Student Center Sky Room.
2015 Outstanding Graduate Students: Michael Lovell (MA) and Matthew Jagel (PhD)
Alex Revzan's discovery of previously unknown film footage of the 1915 Eastland Disaster in Chicago has received considerable media coverage in recent weeks, including an article in the Chicago Tribune and a feature story in NIU Today: Chicago Tribune article NIU Today article
Aaron Fogleman has been named a Presdential Research Professor, March 2015.
Brian Sandberg won a Fulbright Research award for research in France during Spring 2014. Brian received another fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Paris for the entire academic year 2014-2015. He is currently conducting research in France for a book on A Virile Courage: Gender and Violence in the French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629.
Nicole Cappelli, History Office Manager, was just married on Saturday, March 14, 2015. She will slowly change her name over to Nicole Henryson by the start of Fall 2015. Please join us in congratulating her and her long-time friend and new husband, Brandon.