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

Announcing the John Hope Franklin Lecture Series

This article is adapted from a feature by the Social Scie

Isaiah Lorado Wilner wins Forum for History of Human Science Prize

The History of Science Society has awarded their 2019 Forum for History of Human Science (FHHS) Article Prize to Isaiah Lorado Wilner, an affiliate of the history department and a Postdoctoral Rese

Mauricio Tenorio Receives 2019 Quantrell Award

The University of Chicago recognizes faculty annually for exceptional teaching with the Llewellyn John and Harrie

Dipesh Chakrabarty Receives Tagore Memorial Prize

The Government of West Bengal has awarded Dipesh Chakrabarty a 2019 Tagore Memorial Prize for his collection of essays,

Jahne Brown Elected President of Student Government

The Community, Amplify, Represent, Empower (CARE) slate won Student Government’s executive slate elections, triumphing over the rival Reform slate by 1,801 to 906.