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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 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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Upcoming Events

Undergraduate/Faculty Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, Evanston

Join lunch with your fellow History undergrads and faculty on Wednesday May 1, 2024 at 12:30PM - 1:45PM. If this will be your first tim...

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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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Emeritus Prof. S. Hollis Clayson Named AC2024 Distinguished Scholar
Prof. Ji-Yeon Yuh Interviewed on North Korea Policy Change

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