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

Paul Finkelman Named President of Gratz College

Congratulation to Paul Finkelman, PhD'76. Gratz College's Board of Governors appointed him as the institution's eleventh president.

Online Textbook Brings U.S. History Within Reach

Jane Dailey's new history of the United States is one of the first textbooks published by a university press that is

Six Historians Launch Four Collaborative Projects

The Neubauer Collegium announced its latest Faculty Research Pro

Feminism, Poverty, and Class

Katherine Turk, PhD'11, and Alison Lefkovitz, PhD'10, complicate the history of second-wave feminism (circa 1960–80) to include poor and working-class women.

Fascism Has a Place on Campus. Do I?

Op-Ed by Hannah Dorsey, history major, Class of 2020. With Steve Bannon coming to campus, the University of Chicago has nothing to gain and so much to lose.