College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

The IPFW Department of History is a community of scholars who seek to understand the past and strive to introduce students to the process of historical thinking. The skills learned within the department prepare students for professional and vocational opportunities in a variety of fields and also enable them to be life-long learners. In addition, a major in History helps them to become thoughtful and effective citizens of an increasingly interconnected world.

If there are ways we can be of service to you, let us know. Certainly if you have a moment, please stop by the Liberal Arts building, Room 209, and visit with us.

Liberal Arts Building

Spring 2018 Class Registration is in full swing! Not sure which classes to take?  Check out the courses below for inspiration.  

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Spring 2018 course offerings include: 

HIST A313 Origins of Modern America

HIST A318 The American West

HIST A377 The History of American Sports

HIST B327 Modern France and the French Empire

HIST F346 Modern Mexico 

HIST H105 American History I to 1877

HIST H106 American History II 1877 to present

HIST H113 Western Civilization I

HIST H114 History of Western Civilization II 

HIST H125 Great Debates: Intro to Hist/Comm

HIST H205 Ancient Civilization

HIST H225 Witchcraft and Witch Hunts

HIST H232 The World in the 20th Century 

HIST T325 Europe in the Age of the Renaissance 


Time to register for Spring 2018 classes! Find your adviser and make an appointment here

11/8/2017Dr. Deborah Bauer presents her lecture, "He's a Spy! She's a Spy!: Denouncing Espionage in turn-of-the-century France"  for the Anthropology club, Wednesday, November 8 @ Noon.  Free Pizza! 

11/10/2017 - Former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Randall Shepard and former Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will be on campus to discuss the 2017 Indiana Civic Health Index.  To find out more and look over the booklet, click here.

The talk will take place Friday, November 10 @ 9:00 am.  

11/25/2017 @ The Old Fort, meeting at 1:00.  Event being organized by Professor Deanna Wooley ( through the Public History Class.

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Dr. Jeffrey Malanson's book, Addressing America:  George Washington's Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852, is now available as an audiobook.  Check it out here.