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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 connect with the faculty, learn more about our course offerings, and eat a whole lot of cake! Enjoy our newest Cakes and Classes video.

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


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Department Awards and Prizes 2024
Prof. Boyle Contributes The New York Times Essay on Trump’s Trial
Tales from the Vault with Historian Kevin Leonard
Prof. Doug Kiel and Graduate Student Jojo Galvan Moro Are Featured in a WBEZ Episode
2 Book Volumes Edited by Prof. Lina Britto

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