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What Can You Do With a History Major?

Museums, law firms, insurance agencies—these are just a few of the employers who need people who can investigate past events with only fragmented evidence while constructing a narrative around it. Thanks to the insights and skills they gain at Ball State, our alumni go on to rich, fulfilling careers that also provide valuable services to society.

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Our People

The Ball State University Department of History is a coalition of people who reflect on humanity’s collective memory in order to serve others on this planet of ours. We are faculty and staff, current students and alumni.

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Department of History

Burkhardt Building, Room 200
Muncie, IN 47306

8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.



New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Christopher Valesey Transfers Dissertation To Book

Christopher Valesey joins us this fall to teach online sections of History 150, “The West in the World.” An early modern global historian, he received …

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New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Wendy Soltz leads the Public History Program

Dr. Soltz is an Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program. She specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. h …

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New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Max Felker-Kantor Researches D.A.R.E.

This fall Max Felker-Kantor joins us on the tenure-line as an Assistant Professor of History. He teaches courses in twentieth-century American and Afr …

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