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 Interview Essential Workers During Pandemic

Last fall, students in Associate Professor Amy Dru Stanley’s U.S.

James Sparrow Named Director of the National Fellowship Program at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation

Congratulations to James Sparrow on his appointment as the next director of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s

Alumni Spotlight: Isaac Wink

Isaac Wink is a member of the class of 2019.

Diary of an Online History Student, Part 2: Remote Internships

In this second installment of "Diary of an Online History Student," Ben Miller '22 takes us on a tour of his remote internships at the National Archives and the American Historical Association.

Grad Student Spotlight: Jessa Dahl

Jessa Dahl is a PhD candidate in Japanese history.

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