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

One thing comes to mind as I’m brewing my hot masala chai early in the morning. Deep in thought, I’... Read more
Ideathon: An ideathon is a short, intensive, workshop-like experience for students... Read more
This amazing retirement video Nick Bragg produced for John was a HUGE hit at Johnposium Saturday... Read more

Events

Events

May 9
Dr. David McDermott Hughes, Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Seeing Like an Oil Producer: Abundance, Pollution, and Graphic Display
12:00pm: CMU 202
May 9
Dr. David Nirenberg - Anti-Judaism: Past and Present
7:00pm: Kane Hall - Room 220
May 11 to 14
Riva Lehrer & Anne Balay - Riva Lehrer & Anne Balay speaking at UW
: TBD

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Rome, Vienna, Budapest, and Prague, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Winter 2017
Applications due: 05/20/2016