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

Sheila Fitzpatrick and the Russian Revolution Centenary

Sheila Fitzpatrick, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, returns to Chicago as part of university events marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

History Launches New Workshops

In 1982 the University of Chicago created graduate workshops to encourage intellectual ex

Conspiracy/Theory Conference Features Chicago Historians

Professors Kathleen Belew and Faith Hillis and Robin Derby, PhD '98, associate professor, UCLA, will participate in the

Ryan Yokota Consults on Incarceration Exhibit

Ryan Masaaki Yokota, PhD '17, is a member of the curatorial committee behind the exhibition, Then They Came for Me

2017-18 Graduate Fellowships Announced

History graduate students garnered many awards in 2017–18, including teaching prizes, internships through the Mellon Foundation's