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

Public Dialogue on Censorship

Censorship and Information Control during Information Revolutions

Fridays, 1:30–4:20 PM

Tea For You

For many years, faculty, staff, and students in the Division of the Social Sciences gathered in the Tea Room on the second floor the Social Science Research Building for coffee, tea, and desserts.

NEH Grant for Paul Cheney

The National Endowment of the Humanities awarded Paul Cheney, professor of European history, a grant to conduct a three-week seminar for college and university faculty this summer.

Moishe Postone Memorial Service

A celebration of the life and work of Moishe Postone (1942–2018), AB’63, AM’67, will

Hernández Receives Another Fulbright

Congratulations to José Angel Hernández, PhD'08, associate professor of history, University of Houston.