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

Watch "Slavery and its Afterlives," the 2019 John Hope Franklin Lecture Series

At the first John Hope Franklin Lecture Series, several prominent scholars met to discuss topics related to slavery, race, and freedom.

Career Spotlight: Rose Berman, AB'15

In a new installment on our series about alumni careers, we checked in with Rose Berman, AB'15. Berman is currently at Harvard Medical School and told us about her experiences over the phone.

Eleonory Gilburd Awarded Two Book Prizes

We are pleased to announce that Eleonory Gilburd has won two prizes forĀ 

Welcome Class of 2019

The history department offers a warm welcome to its entering doctoral students.

Career Spotlight: Sonia Gaur, AB'19

What do UChicago history majors do with their degrees? In the first installment of a recurring series on alumni careers, we interviewed Sonia Gaur, AB'19.