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

Upcoming Events

Fri 30

HSMT Brown Bag

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Oct 03

Department Council Meetings

October 3 @ 11:50 am
Oct 07

HSMT Brown Bag

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Oct 10
Oct 14

HSMT Brown Bag

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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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.

Department Newsletter

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.