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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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Robert A. Orsi featured in American Academy of Religion
Ben Frommer appointed to two international projects
Geraldo Cadava writes article on Midterm elections and Latino voters for The New Yorker
Daniel Immerwahr's article in The Guardian dives into a challenging question
WBEZChicago's Reset speaks with historian Kathleen Belew on political violence

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