The University of Chicago created the graduate workshops in 1982 to encourage intellectual exchange among students and faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and religion. The debate and critique of ideas in workshops are a vital part of our students' education. Widely replicated at other universities, the workshops sponsor talks by scholars from Chicago, the United States, and abroad. They are also a forum for our students to present aspects of their proposal and dissertation research and a place to meet like-minded students from other disciplines.

History graduate students are active in over twenty workshops:

18th- and 19th-Century Atlantic Culture
20th and 21st Century
African Studies
Ancient Societies
Animal Studies
Central Europe
Early Modern
East Asia: Politics, Society, and Economy
East Asia: Trans-Regional Histories
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Historical Capitalisms
History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science
Human Rights
Intellectual History
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World
Islamic Studies
Jewish Studies
Late Antiquity and Byzantium
Latin American and the Caribbean
Latin American History
Medieval Studies
Middle East History and Theory
Renaissance
Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies
Social Theory
Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe
US History