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FALL 2019 Speaker Series will include two speakers: Professor Kirsten Weld (Harvard University) will speak on October 24th; and Professor Andrew Lipman (Barnard College/Columbia University) will speak on November 18th.  Please check back for more information!


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Welcome to the Cornell Historical Society!

We would love to have you get more involved.  See links on the right for more information on what we do, and see above for announcements.

What We do:  Annual Speaker Event; Faculty Dinners; Ezra's Archives; Rare Manuscript Trips; Tours of the Johnson; Community Engagement

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A major contributor to the department’s intellectual culture, the Cornell Historical Society is a community of exceptionally engaged undergraduate students whose activity centers on the journal Ezra’s Archives, the History Advisor Program (HAP), and a host of other—and ever-evolving—history-oriented events throughout the year. Ezra's Archives, which features exemplary research in history by undergraduates at Cornell as well as other universities, published its seventh volume this year. Selected from over forty submissions, the five articles featured in this issue include a critical reassessment of eighteenth-century American politician and slave-owner Henry Laurens, an analysis of the mentality of American lawyers recruited to defend erstwhile enemies during the 1946-48 Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, and an examination of ethnic policies towards Viet-Cambodians and Sino-Cambodians in late twentieth-century Cambodia. The History Advisor Program, meanwhile, functions as a social-intellectual hub for all students interested in studying history: its purpose is to match experienced upper-classmen "peer advisors" with freshman, sophomore, and transfer students so as to advise them about the major and coursework.

Excerpt from the Department of History Newsletter, 2018.

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