News

  • 04/09/2021 - History Professor Kevin Mumford has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. Mumford studies race, politics and sexuality, and how struggles over social difference and belonging have unfolded in...

  • 04/01/2021 - “An environmental lens on historical problems, and a historical lens on environmental problems” is an apt summary of History 202 (American Environmental History), a course offered by History...

  • 03/19/2021 - The Illinois History Department is delighted to welcome Assistant Professor Yuridia Ramírez to its faculty! Dr. Ramírez's work on diasporic, indigenous, and racial histories informs her dedication to...

  • 03/18/2021 - The History Department joins many today in expressing our condolences to the families of the victims of the Atlanta shooting and in repudiating the combined racism and male supremacy that seem to...

  • 03/15/2021 - Professor Leslie Reagan discusses the history of spit-hoods in law enforcement and argues that their use should be banned in light of their connection to practices of control rooted in racism and...

  • 02/25/2021 - Illinois history professor Craig Koslofsky’s new book, co-written with University of Zurich history professor Ricardo Zaugg, translates the rediscovered journal of a German barber-surgeon in the...

  • 02/25/2021 - See what has been transpiring this past year.  Read updated information about faculty, how COVID is affecting everything on campus, graduate program updates, and undergraduate program updates.  ...

  • 02/02/2021 - Professors Marc Hertzman and Craig Koslofsky are among the 20 faculty members named as Center for Advanced Study associates or fellows for the 2021-22 academic year.

  • 02/02/2021 - Animals played a central role in the British Empire. Sources of food and labor, animals symbolized the power of the empire. They also hindered the efforts of the British to control colonized lands,...

  • 02/02/2021 - The latest episode of the Journalism History podcast features Brian Campbell, a recent Ph.D. graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discussing his research on the impact of the...

  • 01/27/2021 - History at Illinois faculty and their colleagues share their reflections and family reminiscences on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

  • 11/19/2020 - A global Pandemic, wildfires and hurricanes have made 2020 a year for catastrophic thinking, so a new book with that title seems appropriate. But don't mistake David Sepkoski's "Catastrophic...

  • 10/15/2020 - Congratulations to History Professor Leslie Reagan who has been named as one of the four LAS recipients of the Public Voices Fellowship.  The Public Voices Fellowship pairs up faculty members from...

  • 10/12/2020 - The role of baseball in Latino life in the U.S. is the focus of "¡Pleibol!," an artifact collection project organized by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Adrian Burgos,...

  • 10/09/2020 - Maria Todorova, Gutgsell Professor of History, explores the lives and ideas of early socialists in her new book, "The Lost World of Socialists at Europe's Margins:  Imagining Utopia, 1870s-1920s." ...