Giving the Leopard 2 to Ukraine would give them a substantial quality advantage over the Russian army, says history professor David Silbey.Read More
Department of History
The Department of History thrives on its close relationship with many other departments, centers and area studies programs in the humanities and social sciences at Cornell. The faculty includes more than a dozen prize-winning authors as well as winners of Cornell’s prestigious teaching and advising awards.
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Department of History News
Historian Robert Travers is taking a deeper look at the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings.Read More
“Rivoluzione 1789-1989” has also been published in English, French and Spanish, with translations to follow in German, Portuguese, Greek, Korean and other languages.Read More
Cornell is partnering with multiple institutions to foster a research community around a growing collection of “runaway slave” advertisements published in the 18th and 19th centuries.Read More
A Cornell-based database of “runaway ads” placed by enslavers in 18th- and 19th-century U.S. newspapers was the starting point for a new song cycle, “Songs in Flight,” that will premiere Jan. 12 in New York City.Read More
Colleagues and former students remember Hyams as an innovative and multidisciplinary scholar who reached from history into literature, law, medieval studies and beyond through a pedagogical approach that combined intellectual rigor with camaraderie.Read More
The President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) awarded Affinito-Stewart research grants totaling $195,166 to 20 Cornell faculty members.Read More
Putting biographical details in conversation with global events, Mostafa Minawi gives the reader a street-level understanding of what it was like to live through the final decades of the ailing Ottoman Empire.Read More
History is valuable as preparation for graduate, professional, or law school and for any career that requires critical thinking and good writing; the reputation of the faculty for scholarship, teaching, and advising; and most of all, the intrinsic interest of the discipline.
Cornell's Department of History has a topnotch faculty covering a wide range time periods, geographic regions and methodologies. As a student in our program, you will also be able to work with members of the wider Graduate Field of History, which includes scholars whose main appointment is in other colleges and programs at Cornell but who are able to supervise dissertations of Ph.D. students in History.
Connections through history
Public History Initiative
The Cornell Public History Initiative (CPHI) works to stimulate and deepen dialogue among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and their wider communities about the sedimented histories that shape our contemporary world.