Department of History

  • Portrait (head shot photo)
  • Jim Niessen
  • World History Librarian
  • Degree: Ph.D. Indiana University, 1989
  • Additional Degree(s): M.L.I.S. University of Texas at Austin, 1994; A.B. University of Notre Dame, 1975
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  • Office: Alexander Library, Room 107
  • Phone: 848-932-6103


I am the department's contact in Alexander Library for European and Asian history and Jewish studies and I am also an historian of modern Romania and Hungary, and was Director for 2010-11 of the Institute for Hungarian Studies. Many of my publications are freely available in RUcore. I have budgets to build collections in all these fields and I meet with faculty and students to discuss finding and using history resources in the Rutgers University Libraries and beyond. Feel free to suggest materials we should add to our collections or if you think your class might benefit from extra instruction in the research process. If you have any questions or problems regarding library resources or services, please call, email, or drop by.

Library Research Guide

History-- Global and Eurasian

Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 29 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Fredrik Albritton Jonsson: RBSC
Fri Sep 30 @ 9:00AM - 02:30PM
Seth Koven: High School Teachers Institute
Mon Oct 03 @ 1:00PM - 02:15PM
Teach-in on Reproductive Justice
Tue Oct 04 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Alex Hinton: RCHA Seminar
Tue Oct 04 @ 5:30PM - 07:00PM
Pablo Gomez Book Talk: Caribbean Working Group of CLAS
Thu Oct 06
Undergraduate Public History Tour of J&J Museum


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