The History Lab

During Fall, 2020 and for the foreseeable future, the History Lab is seeing students remotely by appointment only.


How to Make a History Lab Appointment:

  1. Please read through these instructions entirely before setting up an appointment!
  2. Sign up through our Starfish system
    1. You will be taken to a screen with our History Lab Tutors and a “Schedule Appointment” button.
      History Lab Appointments
    2. You can click on each tutor to see what fields/eras of history they specialize in if you want specific help, but any tutor can help with any HIST/HSMT class!
  3. Once you select an available TA and appointment time, the confirmation screen will look like this:
    History Lab Appointments
  4. IMPORTANT: Once you click “confirm,” your appointment is not finalized until you fill out a quick intake form. Please fill out the form here (https://forms.gle/kpn5uT8aRPQ6sWy8A) at least one day before your appointment!
  5. Once you fill out the form, your Lab TA will then send you a meeting link. Even if are a returning student, we need you to complete this form for each appointment you schedule! Thank you!

Issues:

If you have any problems, please email the Fall, 2020 Lab Coordinator at tlehrer@wisc.edu.

The History Lab is a resource center for undergraduate students studying, researching, and writing about the past. It is staffed by experienced graduate students from the Department of History.

Through individual tutoring, the Lab focuses on honing students’ abilities to form topics, conduct research, develop arguments and thesis statements, cite evidence, and write effectively. The Lab is equipped also to support challenges faced by English-language learners.

The History Lab is located in 4255 Humanities. The easiest way to find it is to enter the set of doors on the right as you approach the building through the N. Park Street parking lot. Take the stairs or elevator up to the Fourth Floor and go through the doors on the left and down that hallway. You’ll find the lab just as you round the corner at the end of that hallway.

View map to The History Lab (pdf)

Let us help you with your paper or research project, no matter your stage in the process. Our staff will help you become a sharp, analytical thinker with strong communication skills.


Helpful Writing Guides

Helpful Writing Guides – A series of short guides that is intended to give students quick introductions to both general writing mechanics and the application of those practices in history writing specifically.

Helpful Links

Reference/Citation Guides

Doing research?

  • Talk to librarians at the Library Reference Desk. They know where to find things and love to help.
  • Check out this list of digitized collections and databases.