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

2017-18 Graduate Fellowships Announced

History graduate students garnered many awards in 2017–18, including teaching prizes, internships through the Mellon Foundation's

Speed Research at History Presentation Extravaganza

We are happy to announce the winners of the third-annual History Presentation Extravaganza.

Undergraduate Historians Win Prizes

We are happy to announced the winner of the 2017 BA Thesis Awards in History. This year, fifty-three students wrote theses and twenty were recommended by readers for prizes.

Class of 2017—You Are Amazing!

We celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2017 on June 9th.