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

Diary of an Online History Student, Part 2: Remote Internships

In this second installment of "Diary of an Online History Student," Ben Miller '22 takes us on a tour of his remote internships at the National Archives and the American Historical Association.

Grad Student Spotlight: Jessa Dahl

Jessa Dahl is a PhD candidate in Japanese history.

Course Spotlight: "Public History Practicum"

This winter and spring, graduate students will have the chance to put their historical skills to work outside the walls of the university.

Diary of an Online History Student, Part 1

This post inaugurates the University of Chicago Department of History’s COVID learning diary series.