Department of History, Ball State University

Burkhardt Building

Welcome to the Department of History at Ball State University!

For our official site and more information about Ball State University please visit us at

There have been many major shifts in how people communicate with each other. Starting with the passing of knowledge through oral traditions to the development of written languages, progressing to letters, telegraphs, telephones, and now the internet and mobile devices. Individuals across the globe have always found ways to pass on information for us to interpret and learn together.

We hope this website will provide you with additional information about our programs. If you still have questions, please feel free to find us on the official Ball State University website or contact us.

Browse our student projects, check out and add your perspective to our blog, learn more about us and our programs, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. We look forward to hearing from you!

Kevin Smith, Ph.D.
Chairperson of the Department of History