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.
Learn more about the opportunities available to IUB students seeking to understand not just what has happened in the past, but also what takes place around us every day.
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Meet Inchara Raj, an Indiana University-Bloomington sophomore from Carmel, Indiana, whose major in history works with her pre-med concentration to contribute to a career in infectious-disease research.
"If you don't have the writing skills you need, it's hard to do well in science classes. History is really useful for the sciences not only in terms of telling a good story about science and understanding science history, but because history involves a lot of writing."Meet our current students
Congratulations to Chris Clements, Ph.D. candidate in Native American History, who has been awarded the 2016-2017 Global American Studies postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center.
"The professionalization here, the teaching and journal experiences at IU are unique, and they set grad students from here up for success whether we stay in this world or whether we move outside of it."Read about the IUB history graduate experience
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