Due to COVID-19, the Department of History office is currently closed and faculty and staff are working remotely. If you have general inquiries, please direct them to historydept@history.wisc.edu. The Department of History is working under the guidance of Smart Restart, and the most up to date semester information can be found on the Smart Restart webpage. 

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

History may be leaving Mosse Humanities. A proposal is underway for a new L&S Academic Building to house the History Department and better serve the needs of a growing undergraduate population. Read more…

SOAR Student on Memorial Union Terrace

For SOAR Students

Welcome first-year and transfer students! Check out the History SOAR Gateway to learn more about History and History of Science at UW-Madison. Read more…

Statement of Commitment - shot of Humanities Building

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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8-week Summer Session

June 14 - August 6
Tue 31

Department Council Meetings

August 31 @ 11:50 am - 1:20 pm
Tue 31

New TA Orientation

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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