Meet Robin Nokes, an Indiana University-Bloomington sophomore from Jeffersonville, Indiana, who is majoring in English, history, and sociology. "The value of a history major comes in its incredible power to provide context for the world we live in today. In the world of fake news, being able to work efficiently with primary sources is a skill that cannot be undervalued." Here is a picture of Robin with the Oscar Wilde monument in Dublin, Ireland.
Meet our undergraduates
Meet Lauren Meadows, an Indiana University-Bloomington sophomore from Indianapolis, Indiana, whose major in history combines her interests in history and politics in preparation for a potential career in law."In reality,a thorough understanding of what it takes to craft good public policy requires a willingness to look to the past and ask ourselves, ‘what went wrong?’"
Meet Emily Lyon, an Indiana University-Bloomington senior from South Bend, Indiana, whose major in history has helped her see the value of human experience in her studies of the past."It's a normal human curiosity to be interested in your past, but we often write about history from a sort of third-person perspective. So I'm thinking about it from a first-person perspective and really focusing on the human experience of writing history."
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 Claire Repsholdt, an Indiana University-Bloomington junior, whose work in both History and English have prepared her to intern in the office of the IU Bicentennial.