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

Chicago Alumni, Faculty, and Students at 2019 OAH

The Organization of American Historians 2019 meeting (April 4–7) attracts many Chicago historians.  This year is no differen

Daniel Greene, PhD'04, to Head Newberry Library

The Newberry Library has named Daniel Greene, PhD'04, as its next president and librarian, effective August 19, 2019.

The French Goverment Honors Jan Goldstein

The Ministry of the French National Education has named Jan Goldstein a chevalier of the

Kenneth Pomeranz Awarded Dan David Prize

Kenneth Pomeranz, University Professor of Modern Chinese History and in the College, has been awarded a Dan David Prize.

Mark Bradley Reviews Vietnam War Documentary

Mark Philip Bradley, Bernadotte E.