Department of History

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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
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

Mon Sep 16 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Lisa Kirschenbaum Lecture
Tue Sep 17 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Rajani Bhatia: RCHA Seminar
Wed Sep 18 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Faculty Promotion Meeting
Fri Sep 20 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Symposium in Honor of Thomas J. Figueira
Tue Sep 24 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Michele Goodwin: RCHA Seminar
Tue Sep 24 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Árpád von Klimó: Center for European Studies


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