Tom Arne Midtrød

Director of Graduate Studies, History Department
Associate Professor

Drop-in hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., or by appointment

Tom Arne Midtrød earned a PhD from Northern Illinois University in 2008 and joined the Department of History in the Fall 2009. His research focuses on North American Indians from first contact with Europeans through the era of the American Revolution. Tom Arne's first book, The Memory of All Ancient Customs, explores diplomacy and other forms of interaction among Native peoples and societies in the Hudson River Valley in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


Tom Arne teaches the following courses:

  • HIST:1261  American History, 1492-1877
  • HIST:4271  American Revolutionary Period
  • HIST:4270  Colonial America
  • HIST:4273  War and Violence in Early America
  • HIST:4289  The Atlantic World, c. 1450-1850

Awards and service

  • The Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research using the Holdings of the State Archives, New York State Archives 2012
  • Alumnus of the Year Award (2012), Northern Illinois University, Department of History
  • Member of Steering Committee, American Indian and Native Studies Program, University of Iowa
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Northern Illinois University, 2009
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship: Northern Illinois University, 2007-2008
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow: Northern Illinois University, 2003-2007
  • E. Lewis B. Curtis Award for Academic Excellence: University of South Alabama, 2003




Research areas
  • Early North America
  • North American Indians
  • Atlantic World
Tom Arne Midtrod

312 Schaeffer Hall (SH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States