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

Kenneth Pomeranz Wins 2021 Toynbee Prize

The history department congratulates Kenneth Pomeranz on winning the

Two History Graduate Students Participate in 2019-2020 Fulbright Program

The University of Chicago was one of the top producers in the country for the 2019-20 Fulbright U.S.

Career Spotlight: Michael Modak-Truran, AB'16

What do UChicago history majors do after graduation? For Michael Modak-Truran (AB'16), the answer is consulting, documentary filmmaking, and law school.

Eduardo Contreras, PhD'08, Wins OAH's David Montgomery Award

Congratulations to Eduardo Contreras for winning the 2020 David Montgomery Award from the Organization o

History Faculty Receive Fellowships

The Department is pleased to report the following faculty fellowship news: