The Department of History office is once again open. By order of the Chancellor, masks are currently required when inside all campus buildings, regardless of vaccination status. For more information about the UW-Madison’s COVID-19 response, visit this page.

Welcome! Building on more than a century of distinguished scholarship and teaching, our faculty and staff serve over 400 undergraduate majors along with many other students passionate about history. We are also home to a vibrant community of some 130 graduate students in both History and the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology.

Mosse Humanities Building

A New Home for History

The new College of Letters & Science academic building will create a unified home for the Department of History and nine other L&S academic departments, programs and centers that currently are spread across eight facilities on campus. Read more…

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Spring 2022 Courses

Spring 2022 History & History of Science courses are now available to view online. Explore our Courses page and Course Search & Enroll to find out more.

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Statement of Commitment

Statement of Commitment to Eradicating White Supremacy, Institutional Racism, and Anti-Black Violence. We draft this statement of solidarity keenly aware that our own institution has to play a role in this quest for meaningful change. Statement of Commitment

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Mon 06

Department Meeting

December 6 @ 11:50 am - 1:20 pm
Tue 07

UW-Madison History Club: Gregg Mitman

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 15

Last Class Day

December 15
Fri 17

Exams

December 17 - December 23

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