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Department of History

Students participating in lecture


The Department of History offers small, innovative classes with internationally distinguished faculty. Our bachelor’s and master’s programs foster students’ intellectual development, while developing marketable skills for future careers.

We invite you learn more about our department and programs. If you have questions or want to learn more, please contact us.

What's on deck in the History Department?

April Humanities Cafe

Flyer for April 2019 Humanities Cafe lecture: Pocatello, the Portneuf, and Urban Rivers

ISU Humanities Cafe presents Professor Kevin Marsh (History), Professor Colden Baxter (Biology), and Hannah Sanger (City of Pocatello), who will be discussing "Pocatello, the Portneuf, and Urban Rivers."

Info: Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Portneuf Valley Brewing (615 S. 1st Ave, Pocatello)
Appetizers served at 5:30pm, presentation begins at 6:00pm

For more information, please contact 

What's new in the History Department?

Profile of history major Jessica Carter:

History Major Jessica Carter and her advisor, Dr. Paul Sivitz, were recently featured in A Major that Matters from the College of Arts and Letters. Congratulations to them both!

"My advice to current and future ISU students it to use your advisor. I was lucky enough to have Dr. Sivitz as my advisor and without his support and direction, I don't know that i would be as prepared to take this next step in my future. Anytime I had a question or needed advice, he is always quick to answer. All of the professors in the History department sincerely want you to do well, if you need anything, they will make the time for you. Use them."