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Robin D. G. Kelley
~Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA 
To present The Carl Becker Lecture Series April 16-18

All lectures will be in the Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall and are Free and Open to the Public.

“‘A Female Candide’: Inside U.S. Empire with Ms. Grace Halsell”         

  • War Zones, Hot and Cold (1950 – 1967): April 16, 2018 (M), 4:30 PM 
  • In the Colonies of North America (1968 – 1978): April 17, 2018(T), 4:30 PM 
  • Stranger in the Holy Land (1979 – 1986): April 18, 2018(W), 4:30 PM  

Student Opportunities and Resources:

Highlights of The Becker Alumni Lecture: Jordan Fabian (White House Correspondent, The Hill) "Trump, Year One: Observations of a White House Correspondent" (February 8, 2018)

All pre-1800 and non-US courses are now included with the course descriptions in the Class Roster and Courses of Study.

Spring 2018 Course Flyers

Honors Program

Cornell Historical Society

Graduate History Colloquium Series (The graduate history colloquium, now offered as a 1 credit course (Hist 6006), will meet on Tuesdays, 12:15-1:45pm, in 365 McGraw Hall for the Spring 2018 semester.)

Historians Are Writers


The Department of History publishes an annual newsletter.  Link here to highlights from the last 4 academic years at Cornell History.

In my nursing career, I have studied and been fascinated by the history of nursing, especially in the US. I have never forgotten that I stand on the shoulders of many who struggled and suffered in their attempts to bring dignity and respect to the work that I so appreciate.

— Martha Warren McKinney, Cornell History Major, Class of '68