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.
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.
Let curiosity move you.