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

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

Graduate Students Earn Mellon/ACLS Fellowships

The Department of History is pleased to announce PhD candidates Carl Kubler and Zoya Sameen have been awarded

History Faculty Receive Fellowships

The Department of History congratulates our colleagues on winning the following fellowships for 2021-22:

David Nirenberg Named Dean of Divinity School

Beginning July 1, 2022, David Nirenberg, the Deborah R. and Edgar D.

Faculty Spotlight: Elizabeth Chatterjee

The Department of History welcomes Elizabeth Chatterjee, who joined the faculty last month asĀ Assistant Pro