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News and Events
Applying to Graduate School information session Thursday, September 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the History Student Lounge (O'Kelly 236). Free refreshments.
Applying to Law School information session Thursday, September 10, 3:30-4:30 in O'Kelly 221. Free refreshments.
The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is excited to announce the publication of the first English translation of Karl Jakob Skarstein’s The War with the Sioux: Norwegians against Indians 1862-1863 . Congratulations to co-translator Danielle Mead Skjelver and press director and publisher Bill Caraher!
Congratulations to Dr. Gordon Iseminger, who was awarded the Joseph S. Height Literary Award by the Germans from Russia Heritage Society for his essay, “German-Russian Doughboys from McIntosh County, North Dakota, in World War I.”
Department of History
From the earliest days of the University of North Dakota, history faculty have played an important part in preparing students to be engaged citizens of their communities, the state, and the world. Today the department remains committed to teaching the past and developing in our students the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to contribute to an increasingly global world. Each faculty member is an active researcher in their respective fields, and bring fresh perspectives on different cultures and ideas into the classes they teach.
The department offers Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Arts programs, which are supported by a faculty whose research interests span periods of American, Ancient, European, and African history. Faculty approach their fields using different methods, with an emphasis on social, cultural, military, gender, and intellectual history. Faculty and student research draw upon textual analysis, the study of material culture, quantitative methods, and oral history to bring the past alive.
Both undergraduate and graduate students work closely with History faculty to complete independent research projects on topics of their choosing. The department also promotes engagement with the discipline through a regional archive with collections of national significance, the largest library between Minneapolis and Seattle, the history honor society Phi Alpha Theta, monthly informal workshops, and several annual lectures.