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Dr. Anita Shelton

Office: 2546 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-3310
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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, faculty achievements and more.

Should you wish to visit campus to meet with an advisor or sit in on a class, please contact me directly for an appointment. Come to EIU's History department expecting the best ... you will find it!



---The 10th Annual Barry D. Riccio Lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 9 at 7pm at the Doudna Lecture Hall. Click here for more information.

---The 35th Annual History & Social Science Teachers conference will take place on October 10, 2014.---  Call for Presentations and General Information


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History Students Win Numerous Awards

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EIU History Club’s 1st Annual Trivia Night

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History Students Present Research at Booth Library Event

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Muslim Journeys Events at Booth Library

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