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

Amy Dru Stanley Chairs Pulitzer Prize for History Jury

Amy Dru Stanley sat down with journalist Andrew Bauld to discuss the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History.

Moishe Postone, Social Theorist, 1942–2018

Morris Moishe Postone, AB’63, AM’67, the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor in the College and the Department of History at the University of Chicago, died on March 19, 2018.

Cheney's Cul de Sac Awarded Chinard Prize

Congratulations to Paul Cheney for receiving the 2018 Gilbert Chinard Prize for

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