Welcome to the Department Of History at the UW - Madison
The Department of History serves over 750 undergraduate majors and countless additional students drawn to history to meet other requirements of the College. As a member of the Graduate School, the History Department has a vibrant community of over 200 graduate students.
News & Events
Congratulations to Professor Francine Hirsch on receiving two recent awards for her 2020 book, Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War II (Oxford University Press). The book has received …October 12, 2021
The Department of History Welcomes a New Assistant Director for the UW-Madison Public History Project
The Department of History is proud to welcome Meri Rose Ekberg as the new Assistant Director for the UW-Madison Public History Project! The Public History Project is a multi-year effort to uncover and give voice …October 4, 2021
On a recent episode of The “What is Asia?” Podcast, UW-Madison graduate student Jeffrey Guarneri is featured talking about “Constructed Images of Nagasaki in 1930s Japan.” Guarneri discusses the images of Nagasaki that were constructed through popular media …October 1, 2021
Patrick Walsh, who recently published an article in the Journal of the History of Biology. Titled, “Making a French Connection: Darwin, Brown-Séquard and the Epilepsy Studies,” Walsh’s article contributes to a long debate in the history of …October 1, 2021
An article featuring Professor Richard Keller’s course, History of Science 553: International Health and Global Society, was published last week in the Wisconsin State Journal. The piece addresses the return to in-person teaching this fall that …September 28, 2021
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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.