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 email@example.com. 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.
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)
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…
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!
In a press release this week, it was announced that Professor Gregg Mitman had received a coveted Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council. Mitman is a Professor of History of Science, Medical History, …
As a response to the recent uptick in incidents of racism and discrimination towards Asian and Asian American individuals amidst COVID-19, Professor Cindy I-Fen Cheng spoke to a local Madison news station about the history …
Jennifer Stitt, a PhD candidate in the History Department at UW-Madison, has been featured in an article from Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information on the cultural history of solitude and the practice of social distancing during …
Professor Gregg Mitman, a scholar of medical history and environmental studies, is featured today in an interview with the College of Letters & Science discussing what we can learn from global epidemics in a historical …
On April 7th, Professor Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen will be honored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award! Professor Ratner-Rosenhagen was one of thirteen faculty members selected to receive an award this year. …
Professor Paige Glotzer, a scholar of urban history and political economy, has been selected as the Urban History Association’s member of the week! She is profiled on The Metropole, the official blog of the Urban …
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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.
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The annual Merle Curti Lectures commemorate our late colleague Merle Curti, a pioneer in the practice of American intellectual and cultural history, as well as a beloved member of our department for nearly half a century until his death in 1996.
The History Department offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate courses under two subject headings: HISTORY and HISTORY OF SCIENCE. Many of our undergraduate courses are open to Senior Guest Auditors.