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
Professor Marla Ramirez won the Oral History Association’s Article Award for her essay titled, “Gendered banishment: Rewriting Mexican repatriation through a transgenerational oral history methodology.” This award was created to recognize an article or essay …September 12, 2023
Alum Tamara Feinstein (Ph.D., 2013) recently published a new book titled, The Fate of Peruvian Democracy: Political Violence, Human Rights, and the Legal Left. Description: Tamara Feinstein investigates the bloody Shining Path conflict’s effect on …September 12, 2023
Professor Ashley Brown was recently interviewed on the Bloomberg Businessweek Podcast to discuss her book Serving Herself: The Life and Times of Althea Gibson. During her segment, Brown discusses what first inspired her to dive …September 12, 2023
Alumnus Thomas McStay Adams (Ph.D. 1972) published his two-volume work Europe’s Welfare Traditions Since 1500: Reform Without End in February of this year. Description: Tracing the interwoven traditions of modern welfare states in Europe over …August 2, 2023
Former Ph.D. student Sinae Hyun recently published a new book titled Indigenizing the Cold War: The Border Patrol Police and Nation-Building in Thailand (University of Hawaii Press, 2023). Description The Border Patrol Police (BPP) of …August 1, 2023
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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.