WIU History Community Outreach

Western's History Department, with 15 award-winning faculty members dedicated to enhancing the public's understanding of and appreciation for history, is active in several community outreach and public service programs, with a particular focus on enriching the teaching of history in the region's secondary schools.  WIU's History Department provides professional development opportunities for history teachers through our Annual History Conference and a variety of other outreach activities throughout the year. See the Community Outreach News for the latest news about the WIU History Department's activities! 

 Annual WIU History Conference

The 40th annual WIU History Conference will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 on the WIU Quad Cities Campus.  Pre-registration is required; please call 309-298-1053 or email s-cordery@wiu.edu for a conference registration brochure.



WIU History Conference participants


Dr. Peter Cole speaks to teachers at a "TAH" Grant workshop

Dr. Roberts at Lincoln Exhibit Reception

Dr. Timothy Roberts Speaks at Opening of NEH Lincoln Exhibit at WIU