Welcome

Comparative History of Ideas is an interdisciplinary program that draws on a wide variety of disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences to examine the interplay of ideas and their cultural, historical, and political contexts. We encourage our students to engage thoughtfully in critical intellectual inquiry and reflection. We also emphasize the significance of being actively engaged in the world, of understanding the social, cultural, and political forces that shape our lives and identities, and our role in transforming our world.

News

News

From Perspectives, the newsletter of the UW’s College of Arts and Sciences.Photo by Peter... Read more
On December 3, 2014, Professor John Toews gave a talk on "... Read more
CHID Instructor Adam Nocek has co-edited a new volume (with Nicholas Gaskill) on the Lure of... Read more

Events

Events

Feb 27
Lousia Mackenzie (French and Italian Studies at UW Seattle) - Thinking with Cats
7:00pm: Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Mar 6
María Elena García (Comparative History of Ideas and the Jackson School of International Studies, UW Seattle) and Tony Lucero (Jackson School of International Studies, UW Seattle) - Dancing Guinea Pigs and a Heroic Rottweiler: Animals, Culture, and Politics in Peru
7:00pm: Henry Art Gallery Auditorium

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

New York City, United States
Early Fall Start 2015
Applications due: 02/27/2015
Bucharest, Tbilisi, Romania, Georgia
Early Fall Start 2015
Applications due: 02/27/2015
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Early Fall Start 2015
Applications due: 02/27/2015
Prague, Czech Republic
Autumn 2015
Applications due: 02/27/2015