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Amy Bass, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at the College of New Rochelle, will be presenting this year’s Harold Seymour Lecture in Sports History.

The talk is titled:  Listen to the Athletes for a Change:  Race, Politics, and Sports. 

It will be given in the Lewis Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:30PM.

 The lecture is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Department of History with a Generous Grant from George Kirsch.



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