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Department of History

Studying the Past, Preparing for the Future

Dr. Margaret Jacobs

We bring the world to our students,advising over 250 undergraduate majors and teaching over 3,700 students every semester. Our faculty specialize in U.S., Latin America, South America, Canada, the Middle East, Europe, Russia, China, and Africa--from ancient civilizations to modern history. Our faculty have won numerous national book awards and prestigious research grants. We teach over 100 courses a year, offering introductory surveys as well as research and reading seminars. As teachers we seek to give our students a global perspective, as well as the knowledge, skills, and experience to understand our history.

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The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West, Dr. Andy Graybill

Prof. Andy Graybill, Director of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas will give a talk about his new book, The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West published by W.W. Norton & Co. on Monday, November 4th at 7:30 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium, City Campus.

Dr. Graybill will be signing his book after the event.

Department Job Offerings:

Assistant Professor of Practice in History (non tenure track) and coordinator of digital pedagogy

H-Net ad here: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=47393
UNL site apply here: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/37032

Assistant and Associate Professor, Digital Humanities (tenure track) - 2 positions
UNL site apply here: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/37142

Meet Our Undergraduate Students

Lane Carr

Lane Carr

Lane Carr, president of the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN), talks about studying History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the interview on the UNL History Department YouTube Channel.

"...History major at UNL is a phenomenal program because of the faculty we have an opportunity to work with... the quality of professors that we have is outstanding..."

Kelsey Jistel

Kelsey Jistel

Kelsey Jistel, president of the Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society, talks about studying History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the interview on the UNL History Department YouTube Channel.

"...there are lots of opportunities to get involved with the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, lots of leadership roles..."

Robert Perry

Robert Perry

Robert Perry, a US Army veteran and a History Harvest scholar from Houston, TX, talks about his experience as a History Major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the interview on the UNL History Department YouTube Channel.

"...professors really raise you here, give you an opportunity to have a lot of hands-on experience...the UNL atmosphere really makes you feel at home...

Meet Our Graduate Students

Mikal Brotnov

Mikal Brotnov

Mikal Brotnov, a Ph.D. student studying North American West, talks about graduate research, teaching, and service at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the interview on the UNL History Department YouTube Channel.

"...when I came to visit the campus the graduate students were very collegial, and open, and warm and I knew this was the kind of environment that I needed...

Pablo Rangel

Pablo Rangel

Pablo Rangel, a Master's student, talks about graduate research, teaching, and service at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the interview on the UNL History Department YouTube Channel.

"...working through the University of Nebraska History Department provides me with opportunity to network throughout the country...

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