Engaged Research and Teaching

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Our faculty excel as researchers and teachers. We have published books and articles with the world's top presses and academic journals. Our research has been supported by prestigious external funding agencies, and many faculty have won prizes for their publications. We are also involved in numerous projects that bring historical knowledge and insight to the wider world.

In the Archives  

  • Board of Trustees Professor Heide Fehrenbach illuminates the past through photography and film.
  • Presidential Research Professor Aaron Fogleman explores the Atlantic World.
  • Distinguished Research Professor Kenton Clymer delves into the roots of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia.

In the Classroom 

  • Presidential Teaching Professor E. Taylor Atkins brings music and art to the study of the past.
  • Presidential Teaching Professor Jim Schmidt encourages students to have fun while doing history.

In the Wider World

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Department of History
Zulauf 715
815-753-0131
history@niu.edu

Due to COVID-19, the History Department office in Zulauf 715 is closed. Faculty and staff are all working remotely and can be contacted by email.

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