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.
Claire Dederer sidesteps both theatrical prose and broad clichés in favor of frank and colorful... Read more
CHID alum, Brittain Ashford played a lead role in the Musical nominated for a record 12 Tony... Read more
KUOW and Humanities Washington hosted CHID's very own Nick Barr Clingan to learn about populism... Read more