The Department of History has special strength in the modern history of the Jews in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Chicago Jewish history faculty work in other fields and collaborate closely with colleagues in European, American, and Middle Eastern history. Chicago is, therefore, a particularly appropriate place to study Jewish history in its national contexts. The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies offers additional resources and opportunities to graduate students and the university's library includes over 140,000 items of Hebraica and Judaica, including the Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica in Special Collections.