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“The past is never dead. It's not even past.” William Faulkner

We, the faculty in the History Department, seek to create a stimulating and supportive environment for the study of peoples, movements, nations, and events from across human history.

Through a critical engagement with historical documents, and interpretations, we engage in original research and model historical methods in our classes.

We strive to help students develop a robust understanding of the past and a thoroughgoing engagement with the present. In keeping with the overall mission of IU South Bend, we help prepare students for future careers, further research and education, and, more generally, a life of civic-minded citizenship.