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The Department of History is incredibly honored to receive the 2017 University-wide Departmental Teaching Award.

News release     Dr. Le Sueur's talk from the award ceremony

The History Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln works with our graduate and undergraduate students to develop strong critical thinking, as well as strategic and analytical skills. We teach them about history and its relation to our present in a number of courses. Husker student-athletes DaiShon Neal, Michael Rose-Ivey, and Mohamed Barry, who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem at the Northwestern game, by their own statements understand this history and its relevance today. Therefore, we as a department express complete and unequivocal support for their expression of free speech.

The Department of History

Our award-winning, global experts teach innovative courses on subjects that affect our world today. And we attract students ready to work hand-in-hand with them on innovative research projects that challenge the field’s status quo.

From Civil War Washington to the History Harvest, our projects unite faculty, students, and the public to discover new ways to investigate, preserve, and present history. We believe that by digitizing history, we democratize it.

Our department’s coursework and fascinating research opportunities enable both graduate and undergraduate students to develop strong critical thinking, strategic and analytical skills, as well as valuable, marketable experience. And our culture of mentorship and collaboration provides students support from our interdisciplinary faculty and staff — from their first day on campus, to the day they stand in cap and gown, and throughout their career.

At the Department of History, we don’t want you to just study history. We want you to make it.

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Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With more than 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of more than 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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