The Department of History office is once again open. By order of the Chancellor, masks are currently required when inside all campus buildings, regardless of vaccination status. For more information about the UW-Madison’s COVID-19 response, visit this page.

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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Wed 27

African Studies Lecture: Allen Isaacman

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wed 27

The Seminar on Critical Political Economy

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 29

History of Science Brown Bag

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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