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

SAVE THE DATE! John Toews is retiring. Come help CHID celebrate him!... Read more
CHID alumni David Ryder’s photo essay “The Crew, ” conveying a deep emotional response to the... Read more
Please join us to celebrate and view student’s photos and captions from CHID's 2015 Exploration... Read more

Events

Events

Feb 18
Romania and Georgia Info Session
3:30pm: Padelford C101
Feb 25
After the Pacific: Indigenous Histories and Futures
3:00pm: Wǝɫǝbʔaltxw Intellectual House
May 11 to 14
Riva Lehrer & Anne Balay - Riva Lehrer & Anne Balay speaking at UW
: TBD

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Nainital, India
Autumn 2016
Applications due: 03/15/2016
Berlin, Germany
Autumn 2016
Applications due: 03/15/2016
New York, United States
Early Fall Start 2016
Applications due: 02/19/2016
Bucharest, Tbilisi, Romania, Georgia
Early Fall Start 2016
Applications due: 02/19/2016