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Edward MUIR has been elected the new President of the American Historical Association (AHA). Congratulations!


Year-End Celebration 2020!

June 18, 2020 – from Department of History
Join us in celebrating our graduating History students and award winners this year.


Scott Sowerby receives NEH Fellowship

January 14, 2020
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that Scott Sowerby has received a grant to complete his book project, The Violent Origins of Religious Toleration in Early Modern Europe, 1520–1800.
Read more and access the full list of awards


Dould Kiel's article wins prize

November 2, 2020
  • Doug KIEL has won the Western History Association's 2020 Arrell M. Gibson Award for the best article of the year on Native American history thanks to his “Nation v. Municipality: Indigenous Land Recovery, Settler Resentment, and Taxation on the Oneida Reservation,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal (Fall 2019)




Geraldo Cadava Publishes New Book

July 6, 2020 – from Northwestern Now
“Latinos aren’t naturally liberal or conservative”: Professor Cadava examines the complicated political dynamics of a growing voting bloc.




In Memoriam: Jock McLane

February 3, 2020
The History Department mourns the death of our retired colleague Jock McLane, who passed away on January 24, 2020. His family is arranging a memorial service for April 4, 2020, at 2 P.M. in Alice Millar Chapel, with a reception to follow in Harris Hall. Click through to read Laura Hein’s obituary of Jock’s professional life.