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 spring 2021 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.

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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…

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History in Summer

With 20 online courses to choose from, you can learn history anywhere this summer. More here…

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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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