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Tom Arne Midtrød

Tom Arne Midtrød
Associate Professor
Early North America
North American Indians
Atlantic World
312 Schaeffer Hall
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Monday and Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Friday 12 - 1 pm, or by appointment
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Tom Arne Midtrød joined the Department of History in the Fall 2009. His research focuses on North American Indians from first contact with Europeans through the era of the American Revolution. Tom Arne has recently published his first book (The Memory of All Ancient Customs), which explores diplomacy and other forms of interaction among Native peoples and societies in the Hudson River Valley in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Tom Arne earned a PhD from Northern Illinois University in 2008.


Tom Arne teaches the following courses:

  • HIST:1261  American History, 1492-1877
  • HIST:4271  American Revolutionary Period
  • HIST:4270  Colonial America
  • HIST:4273  War and Violence in Early America
  • HIST:4289  The Atlantic World, c. 1450-1850

Awards & Service

  • The Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research using the Holdings of the State Archives, New York State Archives 2012
  • Alumnus of the Year Award (2012), Northern Illinois University, Department of History
  • Member of Steering Committee, American Indian and Native Studies Program, University of Iowa
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Northern Illinois University, 2009
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship: Northern Illinois University, 2007-2008
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow: Northern Illinois University, 2003-2007
  • E. Lewis B. Curtis Award for Academic Excellence: University of South Alabama, 2003