Welcome to the Department of History

We are a vibrant intellectual community consisting of nearly fifty full-time faculty members, accomplished postdoctoral fellows and visiting faculty, and strong cohorts of graduate and undergraduate students. We are known for our cutting-edge research and the expansive scope of our expertise, which covers six continents and most of recorded history. We are committed teachers and student mentors, boasting twenty winners of the Quantrell Prize, the University of Chicago's highest honor for teaching. We are immensely proud of our alumni, who enjoy successful careers in a wide variety of fields.

News and Anouncements

Students to Design New Society in Original Role-Playing Game

This academic year, undergraduate students will have the chance to travel to a galaxy far, far away—from the comfort of their own rooms.

Clifford Ando Named Distinguished Service Professor

Congratulations to Clifford Ando on being named the David B. and Clara E. Stern Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Classics and History and the College.

Mark Philip Bradley Named Editor of American Historical Review

The Department of History would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Mark Philip Bradley on being

Students Study Hyde Park’s Commemorative Landscape

This spring, while campus was closed due to COVID-19, history graduate students Madeline Adams, Laura Cremer, Tahel Goldsmith, and Julia Mead took a lot of walks in Hyde Park.

Spotlight from the Class of 2020: Lena Breda

In the aftermath of this month's convocation, dozens of recent history undergraduates have begun new chapters as alumni.