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About Us

Kathleen Canning, Department Chair

History at Michigan is global, multidimensional, interdisciplinary. Regularly ranked among the top history departments in the country, we combine state-of-the-art research with innovative teaching and a commitment to embrace all the diversity of the past. With nearly half our faculty holding joint appointments, reaching beyond traditional boundaries is central to our intellectual and pedagogical culture.

History's graduate program draws talented students from around the world. We aim to provide our graduate students with outstanding training not only in their research fields, but also as future teachers and leaders in an array of professions within and beyond institutions of higher learning. Our undergraduate program encourages students to follow their curiosity and express their creativity. Throughout our curriculum, we challenge our students to inquire, analyze, synthesize, and interpret as they attempt to situate their lives and times in relationship to the past.

Come explore our website and see how U-M History engages complexity, diversity, and change in the present and the past.

Contact Information

The main office is located on the floor above ground level in 1029 Tisch Hall, which is connected to Angell and Haven Halls and faces the U-M Museum of Art. Most faculty offices are located on the first and second floors of Haven Hall.

The University of Michigan
History Department
435 South State Street
1029 Tisch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

(p) 734.764.6305
(f) 734.647.4881

Office of the Chair: (p) 734.763.2289

Kathleen Canning, Chair,
Dario Gaggio, Associate Chair,
Shelley Anzalone, Executive Secretary,
Rita Chin, Director of Graduate Studies,
John Carson, Director of Undergraduate Studies,
Diane Wyatt, Administrator,