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
Kacie Lucchini Butcher, the Director of the Public History Project, recently published an article in The Oral History Review titled Challenging the Badger Brand: The Ethics of Conducting Oral History Interviews with College-Athletes. This article …September 15, 2022
The Department of History is excited to welcome three new faculty members – Khaled Esseissah, Michael Martoccio, and Jorell Meléndez-Badillo! Khaled Esseissah joins us as a historian of Islam, colonialism, slavery, race, and gender, with …September 13, 2022
From September 12 through December 23, 2022, the Chazen Museum of Art will be displaying the Public History Project’s premiere exhibition titled Sifting & Reckoning: UW–Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance. The exhibition spans over …September 12, 2022
Professor Simon Balto Named a 2022-2023 Carr Center Fellow at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Professor Simon Balto has recently been named as a 2022-2023 Carr Center Fellow at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy serves as the hub of the Harvard …September 9, 2022
Professor Paige Glotzer was interviewed by ABC News about housing discrimination in Baltimore. A Black couple’s home value rose nearly $300K after it was shown by a White colleague. Professor Glotzer discusses the origins of …August 30, 2022
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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.