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
The Department of History, currently housed in the George L. Mosse Humanities Building, may be getting a new home! To those who have taken classes in the building, it will come as no surprise that …April 15, 2021
The 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” ranks UW-Madison’s History Department as #11 for overall Best History Programs. Ranked specialties place the program at #1 for African History, #2 for …March 31, 2021
Congratulations to Professor of Law and History Department affiliate Mitra Sharafi on receiving the 2021 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award! “Sharafi links theory to practice and encourages students to think beyond the four walls of the classroom. …March 30, 2021
Alumnus Jeffrey Moran (BA in History and Comm Arts, 1988) has published his fourth book, The Scopes Trial: A Brief History with Documents, Second Edition (New York, Bedford Books, 2021). The subject of the book …March 26, 2021
In a new article from the College of Letters & Science, Professor Sarah Thal and UW students are featured for their work on Wisconsin 101: Our History in Objects. Wisconsin 101 is a website and …March 23, 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.