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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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Historical Studies


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

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Frank Safford Symposium

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Author of some of the most influential scholarship on nineteenth-century Colombia and Latin America, Professor Frank Safford passed on ...

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Prof. Kathleen Belew Quoted in News Regarding Pentagon’s Inaction on Extremism
Prof. Geraldo Cadava's "The Rise of Latino White Supremacy" in The New Yorker
History on stage - Prof. Kate Masur and Prof. Joanna Grisinger collaborate with TimeLine Theatre
Prof. Kate Masur is elected to the Society of American Historians
Faculty on Considering historical context for political violence

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