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The Barnes Club is managed and developed by graduate students and helps to foster a stronger community for all graduate students and the Department of History.

To this end, the Barnes Club:

  • serves as a vital link between graduate history students and the History Department, informing students about departmental news while also providing a consistent means of communicating and voicing ideas to the faculty;
  • organizes social events as well as professional development workshops tailored to historians;
  • arranges and hosts the annual James A. Barnes Club Graduate Student Conference, one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region

Barnes Club membership costs twenty-five dollars per year, which covers the cost of the Barnes Club conference, social events, and other activities including afternoon workshops, and professional development panels, and discussions on teaching.

Should you have any questions about the Barnes Club, please don’t hesitate to contact us at