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

Kyle Gardner Receives Teaching Award

Congratulations to Kyle Gardner for receiving a 2018

10 of 19 PRISM Grants to History Students

Congratulations to third-year students in History, who received 53 percent of PRISM

Elizabeth Dia Receives Ignacio Martín-Baró Prize

Congratulations to Elizabeth Dia, AB'18, who received a 2018 Ignacio Martín-Baró Essay Prize from the Pozen Family

It's So Nice to Go Traveling

History graduate students can apply for grants to travel to archives for the first time or to visit multiple archives over time.