College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

Liberal Arts Building

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.

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Dr. Malanson is presenting “The Founding Fathers and the Election of 1864” on Monday, September 12 at 7pm at the Allen County Public Library. The presentation is open to the public (including students). More information available here.

Congratulations to 2015 History graduate Alexander Allison on this phenomenal and well-deserved accomplishment!  See the story here.

Dr. Jeffrey Malanson's book, Addressing America:  George Washington's Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852, is now available as an audiobook.  Check it out here.