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Dr. Anita Shelton, Chair

Dr. Anita Shelton

Office: 2546 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-3310
Email: ashelton@eiu.edu
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With around 200 undergraduate majors, two graduate programs, and 25 faculty with Ph.Ds from top universities, EIU’s Department of History provides students with both variety in curriculum and individualized attention.

Whether your hope after graduation is to teach, move into the world of business, or continue on to graduate or professional school in history, information sciences, law or historical administration, your history degree from EIU will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful.

Explore our website for information about student scholarships and awards, curriculum and advising, extracurricular activities, and more. Also visit our blog and facebook page for news about our students and faculty.

Come visit us! You can meet with an advisor, sit in on a class, visit with faculty, and talk with current students. Please contact me directly for an appointment. Come to EIU's History department expecting the best...you will find it!




Why Choose EIU to Study History?

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EIU History Graduate Student Is Awarded Prestigious Mellon Foundation Internship

Graduate studentKimberly Jones has been chosen as aMellon Scholarat the LibraryCompany of Philad...

Discussing ISIS

An Asian Studies Colloquium, “The roots, context, and impact of the ISIS/ISIL in and beyond th...

History@EIU Interview 1.2: Quentin Spannagel

Welcome to the second of a series of interviews with students andfacultyof the History Department ...

Tales from the Undergrads: The Highs of Finding Your Document

From the desk of history major Gabriela Miranda: Before I become a History major at Eastern Illinois...

Departmental Scholarships & Awards Winners Announced

The History Department is proud to announcethe winners of this year’s departmental scholarshi...

Living History Premiere Performance on February 25 at Charleston Public Library

This year’sWomen’s History and Awareness Month Living History premier performance will ...

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