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The History Advising Program (HAP) is an initiative launched in 2013 by the Cornell Historical Society (CHS). It provides new and prospective History majors, History minors, and History of Capitalism minors with the opportunity to receive advice from upperclassmen in the field. Our peer advisors are thoroughly experienced and eager to meet with new students.

What's the process?

1)  All you have to do is fill out this brief Advisee Info Form by October 10!

2)  Then we match you, largely based on historical interest, with one of our peer advisors.

3)  Your advisor will get in touch with you to meet up and discuss professors, courses, workload, research, etc, and will remain available to you throughout the course of the academic year (and often long after that as well!). 

*Note: If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a peer advisor, please email me at


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 below for announcements.

A major contributor to the department’s intellectual culture, the Cornell Historical Society is a community of exceptionally engaged undergraduate students whose ac-tivity centers on the journal Ezra’s Archives, the History Advi-sor 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 politi-cian and slave-owner Henry Laurens, an analysis of the men-tality 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.
~written by Professor Claudia Verhoeven

To read the entire article, page 4 of the department newsletter.

Contact Information:

History Advisor Program:

Ezra's Archives: