History and Anthropology 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 amongst 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:
Scholars Day Departmental Dinner: February 6th,
An event for incoming freshmen.
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!
One of our Anthropogy alumni has made the news for helping the
homeless keep out from the cold! Read the article
Why Study History and Anthropology at Butler?
Jordan Hall, Room 349
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Secretary: Janice Hendricks