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

Discussing History with Jahne Brown, Student Government President

When Jahne Brown entered Student Government as a first year, she was not expecting to run for president.

Course Spotlight on “Dracula: History and Legend”

When picking your schedule this fall, why not try something new? The history department has a number of innovative classes this quarter, including HIST 11901, “Dracula: History and Legend.”

Announcing the John Hope Franklin Lecture Series

This article is adapted from a feature by the Social Scie

Isaiah Lorado Wilner wins Forum for History of Human Science Prize

The History of Science Society has awarded their 2019 Forum for History of Human Science (FHHS) Article Prize to Isaiah Lorado Wilner, an affiliate of the history department and a Postdoctoral Rese