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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 2014 Newsletter

The Cornell Historical Society


Upcoming events...

Thursday, Sept. 11, Jamie Miller (Cornell Einaudi Postdoc), "Africanizing Apartheid: Identity, Ideology, and State-Building in Post-Colonial Africa," 4:30pm, 366 McGraw Hall.

News (see all news...)

With sorrow we announce the loss of emeritus professor Michael Kammen, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, generous colleague, and brilliant, dedicated teacher.

Isabel Hull has published "A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War"...

Joel Silbey has published an edited volume of essays...

Ray Craib has published a Spanish-language translation of his book, "Cartographic Mexico".

Rachel Weil has published "A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England".

Isabel Hull has won the inaugural International Research Support Prize of the Max Weber Stiftung and the Historisches Kolleg.

Fred Logevall makes the case for students as 'global citizens'.

Mary Beth Norton reveals the Pilgrims' strange world.

Fred Logevall has recently been elected by the Cornell trustees as the first Stephen '59 and Madeline '60 Anbinder Professor.

Walter LaFeber has been selected as one of the winners of the AHA's 2013 Awards for Scholarly Distinction.....

Cornellians awarded 7 prestigious Fulbright-Hays Awards for 2013-14, including 2 History graduate students.

Cornellians awarded a record 28 Fulbright Awards - including 4 History graduate students.

University Communications profiles Fred Logevall.....

"Alums offer career paths for History majors," Cornell Chronicle 10/15/2013, featuring Barry Strauss

Fred Logevall has been shortlisted for the 2013 Cundill Prize.....

Maria Cristina Garcia will be appearing on PBS.....

Sandra Greene is co-editor of two new volumes...

Trais Pearson has been awarded the Gertrude Spencer Prize......

Fred Logevall has won the Pulitzer Prize for his latest book "Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam" (Random House).

Daegan Miller has won a Spencer Portfolio Award from the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines....

Amy Kohout has been awarded a Buttrick-Crippen Fellowship from the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines for 2013-14.

Daegan Miller has been awarded a 2-year A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, beginning in 2013-14.

Fred Logevall has been elected vice president/president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).

Isabel Hull has won the inaugural International Research Support Prize 2013 of the Max Weber Stiftung and the Historisches Kolleg....

Aaron Sachs has published Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition...

TJ Hinrichs has recently co-edited a book.....

Mary Beth Norton is being recognized with a conference......

Ray Craib and Jon Parmenter have been selected as team members for the 2012-2015 ISS...

Maria Cristina Garcia was elected Vice-President/President-Elect of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society...

David Silbey has published The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China...

Jon Parmenter has been selected as a recipient of the Stephen and Margery Russell Teaching Award...

Claudia Verhoeven has been selected for a Faculty Fellowship at the Society for the Humanities...

John Weiss has received a certificate from the Univ. of Tuzla...

Barry Strauss has published Masters of Command...

Peter Dear Revolutioninzing the Sciences, 2nd ed...

Kim Todt has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the John S. Knight Institute's Recognition in Teaching Award...

Student Awards and Job Announcements

 
 
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