History of the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison
North Hall in 1880 (State Historical Register)
These webpages explore the history of the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin in conjunction with its Centennial Celebration, honoring 100 + years of political science at UW--Madison. These pages, along with a book edited by Crawford Young with assistance from Mark Schrad and published in 2006, are the results of a large department history project recently completed.
We invite you to use the other links on this page to venture into the past, exploring the rich history of the department--its instructors and students.
Updated biographical and scholarly information of past and current faculty members at the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin--Madison can be accessed by clicking on the Faculty Roster.
See the Ph.D. Directory for information on the Department's doctoral degree recipients.
The Department Achievements section chronicles faculty publications, distinguished chairs, teaching awards articles in the flagship political science publication, the American Political Science Review through the centennial year of 2004.
Curriculum contains course listings and enrollment information for classes offered at the UW--Madison Department of Political Science in ten-year intervals over the past 100 years.
Historical listings of Department Chairs & Associate Chairs can be found by following the Chairs link.
Historical information on North Hall, the home of the department and the oldest building on the UW--Madison campus, can be found by clicking on the North Hall
Finally, information on the project to chronicle the history of the Political Science Department, under the leadership of Crawford Young, can be found at About the Project.