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 Cultures
African Studies
Ancient Societies
Animal Studies
Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds (1200-1800)
East Asia: Politics, Society, and Economy
East Asia: Trans-Regional Histories
Environmental Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science
Historical Capitalism and Social Theory
History and Social Sciences Forum
Intellectual History
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia
Islamic Studies
Jewish Studies
Late Antiquity and Byzantium
Latin American and the Caribbean
Medicine and Its Objects
Medieval Studies
Renaissance
Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies
Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe
US History