Due to COVID-19, the Department of History office will be closed beginning on March 17th until further notice. During this time, faculty and staff will be telecommuting from home and will be most accessible via email. If you have general inquiries, please direct them to historydept@history.wisc.edu. Please note that, effective March 23rd, all in-person classes will be moved to an online format for the remainder of the semester.

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.

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It’s not too early to start planning for summer! Choose from over 16 online courses in History and the History of Science. Summer Courses 2020 (pdf)

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Madison History Club

The Madison History Club brings UW­­–Madison alumni together with people across Madison who are curious about the past and eager to learn and discuss history with others. More here…

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Spring Courses

More than 75 Graduate and Undergraduate Courses in History and History of Science will be offered in Spring 2020. Click here to find out more!