History and Anthropology at Butler
At Butler University, the disciplines of History, Anthropology,
and Geography share the same home because they address the same
fundamental questions about life. We are singular among
U.S. universities in bringing together these three disciplines at
the undergraduate level. The department offers a small
student-faculty ratio, individual attention, and abundant
opportunities for undergraduate research. Most of our students also
study away from Butler, either abroad or in Washington DC, offering
them a taste of this increasingly global world we inhabit.
We invite you to peruse our web page to learn more about the
requirements for both degrees, get to know the faculty and staff of
the department, and see what opportunities Butler provides for our
undergraduate and graduate students! For more up-to-date
information on our events and activities, follow us on Facebook!
News, Events, and Recent Publications:
New Book by Dr. Susan Kenyon: Spirits and
Slaves in Central Sudan: The Red Wind of Sennar
Dr. Kenyon, professor emerita of Anthropogy, writes a historical
ethnography on the possession beliefs and practices of the zar in
the Central Sudanese town of Sennar. Her book offers novel insights
on the forms of religious knowledge and practices of spirit
possession, and how they interact across space and generations. To
view a recent review of her book, click
here! Spirits and Slaves will be available in
paperback this summer!
New Publication by Dr. Soleh Shahrokhi- Four Decades
in the Making: Gender, Generations, and Cultural Politics of
Iranian Diaspora in the United States
Dr. Shahrokhi's presentation at the 2014 DANESH Conference held
October 18, 2014 in Chicago, IL has recently been published in the
DANESH Report on the conference. A copy of the publication can be
found in the History Department, JH 349.
Recent news reports have focused on the importance of
having a humanities and libral arts education. Read more about it
Why Study History and Anthropology at Butler?
Jordan Hall, Room 349
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Secretary: Janice Hendricks