Welcome to the Department of History at UW-Madison
Who We Are
Our distinguished faculty and staff serve over 400 undergraduate majors and many other students passionate about history. We are also home to a vibrant community of some 160 graduate students.
New Degree Program
The History of Science, Medicine, and Technology joins the Department of History as a graduate degree program beginning in 2017-2018. More...
News & Events
Thursday, September 21st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm “Song for the Beloved” An Art Performance by Honor Ford Smith Friday, September 22nd, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Workshop Alejandra Bronfman (University of British Columbia) Honor Ford-Smith …September 21, 2017
“From Virus Hunting to Alien Exploration: How Colonial Science Shaped the Late 20th Century Search for Life in Outer Space.” Professor Joanna Radin Yale University Friday, September 15, 2017 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm Special …September 21, 2017
“Empires and Citizenship” Frederick Cooper Professor of History New York University Wednesday, October 4, 2017 “Decolonizations, Colonizations, and More Decolonizations, 1776-1994” Thursday, October 5, 2017 “Locating Citizenship: Empire, Nation, Community” Friday, October 6, 2017 “Social …September 20, 2017
Citizenship & Its Discontents: Ho-Chunk & Other Histories Stephen Kantrowitz From Oaths to Passports: Ottoman & Russian Citizenship in the Nineteenth Century Berke Torunoglu with Tony Michels as moderator Monday, September 25, 2017 11:50-1:20 PM …September 19, 2017
Showdown in the South China Sea: Beijing and Washington Struggle for Dominion over the “World Island” Alfred McCoy Harrington Professor of History, UW-Madison Friday, September 22, 2017 12:00-1:30 PM 206 Ingraham Hall Today, the …September 19, 2017
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The History Lab
Attention Students! Let us help you with your paper or research project, no matter your stage in the process.
Chair’s Welcome, Sara Spira Project, Filmmaking and History in Liberia, Historians at Work, Faculty Honors and Awards, Faculty and Emeriti Profiles, History-Making Gifts, Alumni Profiles, Grad Student Research, Wisconsin 101, and more!
Merle Curti Lecture Series
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.