• Cindy I-Fen Cheng
    Cindy I-Fen Cheng leads classroom discussion
  • Spring Reception 2016
    Department of History Spring Reception
  • David McDonald and Bud Selig with History 600 Students
    David McDonald and Bud Selig with History 600 Students
  • Class Outside
    Discussion on Bascom Hill across from the History Dept.
  • Professor Kantrowitz
    Professor Kantrowitz speaks at campus roundtable
  • History Student
    History student in Mosse Humanities Bldg.
  • Suzanne Desan
    Professor Desan discusses the French Revolution
  • Class
    Students in History of Business class
  • River Class
    River History field class on Wisconsin River



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Merle Curti Lecture Series

ThumbnailThe 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 Curti Lectures constitute the centerpiece of the department’s academic year. For almost thirty years, highly distinguished historians have presented new or ongoing research to large audiences, comprised of faculty, students, and members of the larger Madison community. The series takes the form of three public lectures, presented on consecutive days, under an overarching thematic rubric. More on the Merle Curti Lecture Series

The History Lab

The History LabThe History Lab welcomes all undergraduates working on papers or research projects about the past. Through individual and group tutoring, the Lab focuses on honing your ability to form suitable topics, conduct research, develop arguments and thesis statements, cite evidence properly, and write using an effective process. The Lab is open Mondays through Thursdays. To find a link to sign up for a one-on-one consultation go to The History Lab Page.