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

Staff Spotlight: Peggy O'Donnell

The History Department is fortunate to have many talented staff members who work to make the Department run. We couldn't exist without them, and so we're introducing a Staff Spotlight feature!

Michael Rossi Wins 2021 Laing Award for The Republic of Color

The History Department extends its congratulations to Michael Rossi, Associate Professor of the History of Medicin

Public History Practicum Returns for a Third Year: Apply Now!

The Public History Practicum will return in the 2022 winter and spring quarters, once again offering graduate students the opportunity to develop and deploy historical skills outside of the traditi

David Nirenberg Named 10th Director of Institute for Advanced Study

The Institute for Advanced Study has appointed University of Chicago Professor of History