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  • Toga Party

    President Franklin Roosevelt's 1934 birthday toga party, courtesy of the National Archives

    Missouri Valley History Conference

  • Spring 2020 class flyer for History 2990-001 People and Issues in History: Ancient Egypt

    Check out our featured spring 2020 course offerings.

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Battisti on the publication of 'Whom We Shall Welcome': Italian Americans and Immigration Reform, 1945-1965.

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Mark Scherer on the publication of Echo of Its Time: The History of the Federal District Court of Nebraska, 1867-1933.

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Kent Blansett on the publication of A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement.

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  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 6:30 P.M. | Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

    Learn more about the Winchell Lecture

Welcome to the UNO Department of History website, where you can learn more about our unique course offerings, innovative and award-winning faculty, and student opportunities.


The History Department is a critical component of a liberal arts education, as our faculty engage students in learning historical perspectives from all places and periods of time. The undergraduate and graduate history programs offer a variety of courses that cover diverse parts of the globe and innovative research methods. Students can take courses on Native American and Indigenous history, Ancient Mediterranean, the American West and Great Plains, Medieval Europe, Material Culture, Historical Methods, Immigration and Foreign Policy, Professional Internships, Latin America, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies. 

UNO graduates who major or minor in history develop an extraordinary sense of contextual knowledge, intellectual experience, and cultural awareness. Studying history is valuable for students to gain analytical, critical thinking, and research, writing, and communication skills that prepares them for a diverse array of internships and career opportunities

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