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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!




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New Historical Administration Students Go On Fall Study Trip

The new Historical Administration students spent two days in Indiana on their recent Fall Study Tri...

HA Graduate Students Awarded EGS Scholarships

Laura Russman and Brian Failing, graduate students in the Historical Administration Program, have ea...

Faculty Monograph Honored as a Kansas Notable Book

Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz’s recent book, The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown...

A “Great Mistake?” Award-Winning Scholar To Challenge Our Assumptions About the First World War

On Friday, September 19, at 5:00 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Hall, Professor Isabel Hull of Cornell ...

Translation of Leopold Tyrmand’s: Diary 1954

On April 1 , 2014, Anita Shelton and her collaborator, A.J. Wrobel, published their translation of...

EIU’s Walhain-Saint-Paul Project Study Abroad Underway in Belgium

Dr. Bailey K. Young has partnered with the Catholic University in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, since ...

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