Department Information


Department Chair
Laird Boswell

Associate Chair
James Sweet

Director of Graduate Studies
Colleen Dunlavy

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Karl Shoemaker

Department Administrator
Todd Anderson

The History Department welcomes all students, staff and faculty to its classrooms and events regardless of race, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Wisconsin, including the History Department, serves as an important forum for public debate. The History Department supports free speech and actively encourages respectful discussion of diverse views and perspectives.

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Guide to Office Staff and Procedures

Policy on Harassment and Discrimination

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Visitor Information

Photo Credits

  • Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter, photographers, UW-Madison University Communication for the many campus photos.
  • James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota for the map of Africa.
  • Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
  • Bug Selig/David McDonald History 600 Photo by Andy Manis.

Employment Opportunities

  • None at this time

Contact Info

UW - Madison
Department of History
3211 Humanities Building
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706-1483

Phone: 608.263.1800
Fax: 608.263.5302

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