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Northwestern Department of History

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 3,000 students each year, and the PhD program has over 110 students in residence.

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

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Prof. David Schoenbrun to be featured in The Journal of African History's podcast
Prof. David Shyovitz appears on NPR's Weekend Edition to talk about the history of Hanukkah in the context of anti-Semitic violence
Fires have grown weirder according to Professor Daniel Immerwahr's best of 2022 on the Guardian Long Reads
Professor Kathleen Belew publishes an article in The Atlantic on crunchy and alt-right
Professor Amy Stanley's Stranger in the Shogun's City wins Taiwan's 2022 OpenBook Award for best book in translation

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