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Student Opportunities and Resources:

History's Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 4:45pm, in 437 McGraw Hall!

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

Spring 2019 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, 12:15-2:15pm, in B02 White Hall for the Fall 2018 semester.)

Historians Are Writers

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)

Poster for program on Freedom and Free Societies

Jonah Goldberg to Speak on Populism and Identity Politics

Is the fabric of our civilization being torn by identity politics, nationalism and populism? Are Americans ignoring character and competence in an “us vs. them” political landscape? Political analyst Jonah Goldberg will examine divisiveness in U.S. politics and discuss possible solutions in his talk, “Suicide of the West” Thursday, Nov. 29, at 5:15 p.m. in Klarman Hall’s Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium. His lecture is free and open to the public.

“Jonah Goldberg is a phenomenon. Not only is he an astute and individualistic commentator on today’s political and cultural scene as well as a stimulating writer, but he is also one of the liveliest public speakers you will ever hear,” said Barry Strauss, the Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies in the Department of History. “We are grateful he will be speaking as part of our programs on Freedom and Free Societies.”

Goldberg is a fellow and Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute, where he writes about political and cultural issues. He is a senior editor at National Review, and he writes a nationally syndicated column that appears in more than 100 newspapers across the United States. His most recent book is “Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy”; he is also the author of two New York Times best-sellers, “The Tyranny of Clichés” and “Liberal Fascism.”

The talk is sponsored by the Program on Freedom and Free Societies, which aims to enhance understanding and appreciation for constitutional liberty by stimulating inquiry into the nature and meaning of freedom.

Claire A. Perez is communications assistant in the Department of History.

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann to speak

The Rabinor Lecture in American Studies: “Mandate My Ass!” Vanishing Voters, Voter Fraud, and the Struggles over American Democracy in the late 20th Century

Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 4:45pm. 142 Goldwin Smith Hall

Prof. Julilly Kohler-Hausmann


The American Studies Program is pleased to announce that Julilly Kohler-Hausmann will deliver the 2018 Rabinor Lecture on Wednesday, November 28 at 4:45pm in 142 Goldwin Smith Hall. The talk is free and open to all. This discussion centers on the politics of abstention, felon disenfranchisement, and voter fraud in the aftermath of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, exploring the contested commitment to democracy in the United States. 
Kohler-Hausmann is an Associate Professor of History, specializing in United States political and social history after World War II and specifically the intersections of gender, race and class inequalities in public policy.

Professor Kohler-Hausmann’s first book, Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America, explores the efforts to enact “tough” welfare, drug, and anti-crime laws during the 1970s. In 2017, Kohler-Hausmann received a Fellowship at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.