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History unlocks important insights into the world we inhabit. But we also find intellectual satisfaction, and wisdom, in understanding the past on its own terms. Because of the geographical breadth of our courses, history students develop a global consciousness as they develop key transferable skills such as critical thinking, communication, and empathy.

The World is Calling: History Majors

History is the centerpiece of a humanities education. It's about problem-solving, gathering evidence, and fitting that evidence together to understand what happened in past societies - and why those things happened.


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News and announcements

Alyssa Park

Associate Professor Alyssa Park Awarded NEH Grant

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Alyssa Park, associate professor in the Department of History, will use the funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities to travel to South Korea to conduct research for her upcoming book.

History Faculty and Staff win UI Awards

Monday, April 8, 2024
Heineman, Howard, Kelley and Warren honored

Outstanding TA Maddison Kuncl

Monday, April 8, 2024
Congratulations to PhD Student Maddison Kuncl, who was selected as an Outstanding Teaching Assistant for 2023. 

Upcoming events

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Iowa History Conference

Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:00am to 4:00pm
The State Historical Society of Iowa
Join us for the first-ever Iowa History Conference, which bring together scholars, students, and museum curators and directors who will share their Iowa-focused research with the public. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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