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

Wed Sep 07 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
History Faculty Meeting
Wed Sep 14 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
History Faculty Meeting
Wed Oct 12 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
History Faculty Meeting
Wed Nov 09 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
History Faculty Meeting
Thu Nov 17 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Penny von Eschen: Rutgers Distinguished Lecture in European History


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