The History Department is a central component of UGA's Institute of Native American Studies (INAS). The INAS offers a host of interdisciplinary courses in the departments of anthropology, english, history, religion, and others that lead to a graduate certificate in Native American Studies. With students and faculty drawn from around the university, the INAS is the hub of a vibrant community. Each semester, the institute also hosts leading scholars from around the country, and it has sponsored several conferences, including the 2008 Native American/Indigenous Studies Conference.