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History at Northwestern

Northwestern Department of History students in class

Our world-class department owes its reputation to outstanding faculty dedicated to teaching and research, as well as engaged students who take advantage of learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom.

The History undergraduate program teaches over 4,500 students each year, and the PhD program has over 110 students in residence.


Cakes and Classes is a fantastic opportunity for students to meet the faculty, learn about course offerings, and eat a whole lot of cake! Enjoy the thirty second video, and we'll see you at the next one beginning of fall quarter!

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The Chabraja Center for Historical Studies (CCHS) promotes broad scholarly engagement with historical materials.

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Upcoming Events

Faculty Undergraduate Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Calling all History Faculty & Undergrads! Join your History community, fellow students and faculty, in Harris 108 on Janurary 17th, 202...

Faculty Graduate Lunch

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Calling all History Faculty & Graduates! Join your History community, fellow grads and faculty, in Harris 108 on February 14th, 2024. L...

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Latest News

Prof. Deborah Cohen named interim leader of Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
Prof. Cadava and Dean Randolph discuss the meaning of diversity
History gives sweet insight into courses - Cakes and Classes fall 2023!
Prof. Daniel Immerwahr's article is published in The New Yorker
Prof. Deborah Cohen's book wins Phi Beta Kappa's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

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