Established in 1901, the History Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been and continues to be the home of nationally and internationally renowned historians. At the undergraduate and graduate levels our program has traditionally offered a broad education in most fields of historical inquiry. The Department's faculty focuses on the following areas: the Twentieth Century World; the Early Modern World; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's History; War; Imperialism; Nationalism and Decolonization; and Political History. The Department encompasses a variety of approaches, including social, cultural, transnational, and world history. Our aim is continuously to help define our field within the larger community of historians and to develop our students into informed, contributing, and effective citizens, scholars, and teachers, able to respond flexibly and with wisdom to changes in the profession and the world.

Located in Boulder, Colorado, an attractive town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, adjacent to one of North America's major metropolitan areas, the University of Colorado is the largest center of higher education in the Intermountain West. Its physical facilities and intellectual resources, along with those provided in the local area and region, support the varied interests and interdisciplinary activities of the History Department's faculty and students. We have intellectual ties to other departments and units on campus, including International Affairs, Classics, Geography, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, the center for British and Irish Studies, the Center of the American West, Political Science, Women's Studies, English, Art History, Anthropology, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religious Studies, Slavic Studies, and Ethnic Studies. The University of Colorado's strengths in the sciences, law, medicine, and education also support our faculty's and students' extra-departmental interests.

History Faculty May 2014

Front Row: Kwangmin Kim, Sungyin Lim, Lucy Chester, Fred Anderson, Kellie Matthews
Middle Row: Lee Chambers, Virgina Anderson, Elizabeth Fenn, Susan Kent, Miriam Kingsberg, Phoebe Young, Scott Miller
Back Row: David Paradis, Matthew Gerber, Mark Pittenger, John Willis, Thomas Andrews, Paul Sutter, Patrick Tally, David Ciarlo, Ted Lytle
Not Present: Scott Bruce, Celine Dauverd, Robert Ferry, Sanjay Gautam, Fredy Gonzalez, David Gross, Liora Halperin, Paul Hammer, Martha Hanna, Anne Lester, Mithi Mukherjee, Myles Osborne, David Shneer, William Wei, Tim Weston, Marcia Yonemoto, Thomas Zeiler


Curious about the Hellems Building where the History Department is located?  Here are some links:


University of Colorado Boulder Master Plan Tour, Hellems Entry

University of Colorado Boulder Architechture Exhibit at the Heritage Center

CU Independent Article about the naming of campus buildings