The history program and its members host a variety of events each year, ranging from public lectures, panel discussions, workshops and conferences, to information sessions and study breaks.

History behind the Headlines is a new program initiative that demonstrates how thinking historically can help us better understand the key issues in the world around us.

    November 9, 2016: Aryo Makko (Stockholm University): "The Role of Neutrality during the Cold War and the Implications Today."

"Globalizing Histories," supported by the NYUAD Research Institute, brings distinguished international historians to campus for a public talk and a seminar with students and faculty.

    Coming on February 26: Alison Bashford (Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, Cambridge University): Topic TBA.

in addition, the history program also hosts a research seminar each semester which is designed to facilitate discussion about current and innovative research with students, faculty, and the local academic community.

And it co-hosts the NYUAD Africana Studies Symposium in cooperation with the divisions of Arts & Humanities

Regional Academic Travel

History course trip to India
Students in the course “South Asia in an Indian Ocean World,” at a mosque that incorporates materials from Hindu and Jain temples, at the twelfth-century Qutb Minar complex in Mehrauli (south Delhi).

Students can develop historical expertise in the multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-linguistic region of which Abu Dhabi is a part through coursework in the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean worlds.

Many of these courses also provide an opportunity for experiential learning in the form of regional trips that are conducted during a special study abroad weekend, spring break, or J-term.

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