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

Faculty Spotlight: Elizabeth Chatterjee

The Department of History welcomes Elizabeth Chatterjee, who joined the faculty last month as Assistant Pro

Course Spotlight: “Disability History”

This winter, students are taking a course on the cutting edge of historical analysis: HIST 29318 Modern Disability Histories: Gender, Race, and Disability taught by

Tetsuo Najita, 1936-2021

Tetsuo Najita, the Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College, died on Monday, January 11.

Diary of an Online History Student, Part 3: Zoom Doom

To open the Winter Quarter, Ben Miller '22 reflects on the challenges of online learning and what it has taught him to appreciate about in-person class.

Students Interview Essential Workers During Pandemic

Last fall, students in Associate Professor Amy Dru Stanley’s U.S.