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Welcome to the Cornell University Department of History


Welcome to the history department at Cornell. The department is committed to pursuing excellence in historical scholarship and teaching across many different time-periods and research interests. Our outstanding faculty and students also specialize in a wide array of historical issues and themes that transcend particular regions and periods. Courses connect students with the excitement of historical discovery, and provide a rigorous training in researching and analyzing the human past.

The history department joins with diverse historians from other Cornell departments to form the graduate field of history, providing expert training for graduate students. Our department thrives on its close relationship with many other departments, centers and area-studies programs in the humanities and social sciences at Cornell.

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Dept. of History Spring 2015 Newsletter

The Cornell Historical Society

Upcoming events...

Thursday, Sept. 24th, at 4:30, McGraw Hall 366, Christian Wendt, "Through storms of steel: The path to the marble cliffs. Ernst J√ľnger dealing with Thucydides." Free & Open to the Public, Co-sponsored by History, Classics, Institute for German Cultural Studies and Program on Freedom and Free Societies.

News (see all news...)

Cornell Graduate School Student Spotlight: Joshua Savala....

Cornell Graduate School Student Spotlight: Hoang Vu....

For Department of History in the News this month, visit our Resource Blog....

Cornell's president-elect, Elizabeth Garrett, is reading books by Cornell historians...."On my bedside table right now is [Cornell Vice Provost] Fred Logevall’s book Embers of War that won the Pulitzer Prize; and I also have here [Cornell professor] Mary Beth Norton’s Founding Mothers and Fathers, which is a book I have always wanted to read."

Student Awards and Job Announcements

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