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

Eleonory Gilburd Awarded Three Book Prizes

We are pleased to announce that Eleonory Gilburd has won three prizes for 

Kenneth Pomeranz Receives Honorary Degree

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has awarded Kenneth Pomeranz a

History Alumni Receive AHA Prizes

Several alumni of the University of Chicago's history department have recently received prizes from the American Historical Association. 

Course Spotlight on “The History of Alchemy”

Amidst a phenomenal range of history courses this quarter, students can learn about science, religion, and even magic in HIST 25216: The History of Alchemy.

Career Spotlight: Regina Wen, AB'19

In our next installment on what history alumni do with their careers, we checked in Regina Wen. Wen graduated with her AB in 2019 and works at SeatGeek.