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

BA Thesis Prizes

Congratulations to the 2021 BA thesis prize winners!


Three students won 2021 BA thesis awards from the Department of History:

History Undergrads Conduct Independent Research

Despite the restrictions of a year of virtual learning, undergraduate history majors found creative ways to pursue

Historians Win 2021 Teaching Awards

Congratualations to the members of the Department of History who won

University Launches Visiting Scholar Program in Paleography and the Book

The University of Chicago will welcome Michael Saurez of the University of Virginia as its first visiting scholar

Events