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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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Cornell History Resource Blog: News & Events

Congrats to all Graduates!

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Words of Wisdom from Alumni to Graduating Seniors!

Dept. of History Spring 2016 Newsletter

The Cornell Historical Society

Career Information

~ History Majors invited: Investment Management Career Path

The program focuses on entry-level positions at endowments, foundations, and non-Wall Street finance firms. The purpose of this initiative: help students of different backgrounds to learn about Investment Management and succeed in the application process.


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