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

Wed 21

Our Shared Futures webinar

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 22

STS Lunch Seminar with Daniel Williford

April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri 23

History of Science Brown Bag Series

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mon 26

Department Council Meetings

April 26 @ 11:20 am - 1:20 pm
Wed 28

Final Senior Thesis Presentations

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:15 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.