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
Kathryn Ciancia was recently featured on the New Books Network podcast where she spoke about her new book, On Civilization’s Edge: A Polish Borderland in the Interwar World (Oxford University Press, 2020). Listen to and …January 27, 2021
Congratulations to Professor Francine Hirsch, who has received a 2021 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship from the American Society of International Law! Professor Hirsch received the Certificate of Merit for …January 20, 2021
Congratulations to Professors Elizabeth Hennessy and Christy Clark-Pujara, who have received a 5 million dollar grant from the Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative for “Humanities Education for Anti-racism Literacy in the Sciences and Medicine”! According …January 13, 2021
Games and Visual Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Brepols, 2021) The volume contributes to reconstruction of medieval and early modern gaming culture through analysis of visual and material evidence. During the Middle …January 13, 2021
Professor Joe Dennis is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Germany. His research there is focused on the history of Chinese school libraries and legal education. …January 6, 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.