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Cornell Historical Society (CHS)

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CHS Presents Professor Robert Self

"The Unhappiest Place on Earth: The Family Exonomy in the American Century"

On November 8th at 5:00pm in the Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

CHS Speaker Announcement Flyer




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.

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