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 Francine Hirsch is a historian of modern Europe with a specialization in Russia and the Soviet Union whose areas of expertise include comparative empires, the history of human rights, and Russian-American engagement. Since the Russian …May 11, 2022
This weekend, thousands of Badgers will earn their degrees at UW-Madison Commencement. In anticipation of the commencement proceedings, UW-Madison highlighted several graduates with unique accomplishments to share, and three of them will be receiving their …May 11, 2022
Professor Judd Kinzley has a new article out in The American Historical Review (the official publication of the American Historical Association), titled “Wartime Dollars and the Crowning of China’s Hog Bristle King: The Dubious Legacies …May 6, 2022
Professor Francine Hirsch has co-authored a new op-ed for the Los Angeles Times titled “Lessons from the Soviets on how to hold Russia accountable for war crimes.” Evidence of Russian violence against Ukrainian citizens continues …May 2, 2022
This Saturday, April 30th, Professor Emeritus William Cronon will be back on the UW-Madison campus to participate in “Common Places: Keywords for a More Than Human World,” a day-long conference organized by his former PhD students that …April 27, 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.