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

History Welcomes 3 New Faculty Members

Welcome to our three newest members of the faculty—Alice Goff, Destin Jenkins, and Matthew Kruer.

Department of History Adopts Diversity Statement

On October 23, 2017, the History faculty adopted the following diversity statement:

Chicago Alumni Lead AHA

The membership of the American Historical Association has elected seven Chicago alumni to leadership positions.

A Rich Year for Collaborative Research

Climate Change, the Cultural Heritage of Niger, and Digital Textual Studies are three new multiyear projects featuring Chicago historians.

Welcome Class of 2017

History welcomes the Class of 2017 to the doctoral program. 

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