Welcome

Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) 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.

Summer 2016 Office Hours: The CHID office is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. We will resume regular hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) on September 26th.

News

News

The CHID Office will be open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday (closed on Fridays)... Read more
Jennifer Smith ('16) honored with the 2016 UW's Dean's Medal!  Majors: History,... Read more
Ideathon: An ideathon is a short, intensive, workshop-like experience for students... Read more

Events

Events

There are no upcoming events on our calendar at the moment. Thanks for your interest.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Prague, (plus Vienna, Krakow, Budapest and Berlin), Czech Republic
Spring 2017
Applications due: 11/15/2016
San Sebastián, Spain
Spring 2017
Applications due: 11/15/2016