College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

The IPFW Department of History is a community of scholars who seek to understand the past and strive to introduce students to the process of historical thinking. The skills learned within the department prepare students for professional and vocational opportunities in a variety of fields and also enable them to be life-long learners. In addition, a major in History helps them to become thoughtful and effective citizens of an increasingly interconnected world.

If there are ways we can be of service to you, let us know. Certainly if you have a moment, please stop by the Liberal Arts building, Room 209, and visit with us.

Liberal Arts Building

2018 History Conference

We are looking for submissions to present at the 10th Annual Undergraduate History Conference.  Check out the History Conference page for more details.  

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Spring 2018 is happening now!  Check out the offerings from the department.  

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Spring 2018 course offerings include: 

HIST A313 Origins of Modern America

HIST A318 The American West

HIST A377 The History of American Sports

HIST B327 Modern France and the French Empire

HIST F346 Modern Mexico 

HIST H105 American History I to 1877

HIST H106 American History II 1877 to present

HIST H113 Western Civilization I

HIST H114 History of Western Civilization II 

HIST H125 Great Debates: Intro to Hist/Comm

HIST H205 Ancient Civilization

HIST H225 Witchcraft and Witch Hunts

HIST H232 The World in the 20th Century 

HIST T325 Europe in the Age of the Renaissance 

 CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS

2018 Undergraduate History Conference is coming up! 

We are looking for students who want to present one of their papers from Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2017.  If you have a paper you are eager to show off, fill out this survey to be considered as a presenter for the 10th Annual History Conference.  Deadline to submit papers is February 19, 2018.  

The Undergraduate History Conference will be held March 31, 2018 at the Alumni Center.  We will launch more details as they become available. 

Any questions should be sent to Dr. Deborah Bauer (bauerds@ipfw.edu).

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Professor Deanna Wooley has been invited to participate in a panel discussion at the History Center downtown.  "The topic will be  Factory Families: Allen County’s History as a Manufacturing and Innovation Hub, panel discussion and presentation, co-sponsored by the IPFW Helmke Library, IPFW Public History program, Allen County Public Library’s Genealogy Center and the History Center, 2pm, free to the public"

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Place: History Center
302 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

For those interested in Public History this is a must attend lecture! More information can be found at The History Center's website. 

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Dr, Jeffrey Malanson has been invited to Huntington University to present for the Honors Program Lecture Series.  The title of the lecture is "George Washington and the Power of Ideas." 

Date: March 19, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Place: Longaker Recital Hall, Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University

2303 College Avenue, 
Huntington, IN 46750

This is a free event and an excellent opportunity to support one of our distinguished faculty.  More information can be found here.