The Department of History is committed to pursuing excellence in historical scholarship and teaching across many different time periods and research interests. Its outstanding faculty specializes in a wide array of historical issues and themes that transcend particular regions and periods. Courses connect undergraduate and graduate students with the excitement of historical discovery and provide a rigorous training in researching and analyzing the human past.
Are you interested in becoming a history major? You can now apply online, after securing your own major advisor via email. For more information: history-major-application-information
Pre-1800 is now coded as HPE
Non-US is now coded as HNU or World Areas are now coded as HAN, HNA, HEU, HGS, HTR.
Graduate History Colloquium Series - Spring 2020
The graduate history colloquium, is now offered as a 1 credit course (Hist 6006). The Spring 2020 colloquium series will meet on Tuesdays, 12:15-1:30pm, room 128 Rockefeller Hall. Note: Given Cornell University’s recent guidelines on COVID-19, we are reassessing our scheduling on a week-by-week basis.
Tuesday, Feb. 11: Kelsey Utne, “Urban Cemeteries and Burning Grounds in Early 20th Century British India”
Tuesday, Feb. 18: Nate Boling, “‘The Truth Must Be Our Weapon:’ Unesco and Antiracism, 1948 – 1952”
Monday, Mar. 2 (McGraw 366 – please note the change of day & location this week!) ~ Special session during the prospective students’ visit: Panel discussion about archival research with Benedetta Carnaghi, Nick Myers, Kwelina Thompson, and Kelsey Utne
Tuesday, Mar. 10: Spencer Beswick, “Radical Americas: A Hemispheric History of the Left”
Tuesday, Mar. 17: Nick Myers, “The Rifles: Land, Labor, and Political Dissidence in the Valley of Tomochic”
Tuesday, Mar. 24: Kaitlin Pontzer, “Liars, Whores and Papists: Anti-Jacobite Rhetoric and Affective Loyalty after 1688” (mock conference paper)
Tuesday, Apr. 7: Nikita Shepard (invited speaker from Columbia University), “Anarchist Pacifism, Homosexuality, and the Rise of the Anti-War New Left in the United States, 1940-1968”
Tuesday, Apr. 14: Kevin Bloomfield, “Fluvial Hydroclimate and Roman Operational Strategy in Southern Gaul during the Late Cimbrian Wars (105-2 BCE)”
Tuesday, Apr. 21: John McTavish, “Antiochus III and the Roman-Seleucid War: A New Approach” (mock conference paper)