One of the most lively programs on campus, History at the City College of New York has been crafted to meet the needs of the most voracious history scholar, as well as those students with an interest in a particular era or region. The accomplished faculty has made its own mark in this arena both at the college and throughout the world and prepares students for a wide range of future careers and challenges. Graduates not only represent City College at major higher educational institutions around the country but have gone on to successful careers in a wide range of legal, educational, journalistic, government, medical, entertainment, and other fields.

Upcoming Events:

  • All are welcome to join us for a talk by Prof. Gerardo Renique -- "Why History Now?" -- Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., NAC 5/144 History Conference Room.  Refreshments will be served.   
  • All are invited to our Graduate Open House for History MA and accelerated BA/MA Degree Programs.  Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m..  NAC 5/144-D.  Refreshments will be served.  Contact: Prof. Lale Can,  #Exploregraduatestudies@CCNY 
  • All are welcome to join us for a talk by Prof. Eric Weitz -- "On Human Rights" -- Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., NCA 5/144.  Refreshments will be served.  

The Department of History Welcomes New and Returning Students to Fall 2019!

Our award-winning researchers and teachers are looking foward to a year of engagement and discovery as we delve collectively into the world that the past has made. 

Don't forget to check out the fun and friendly History Society, which sponsors talks, meetings and trips, for any and all interested students:


Scroll down for advising hours and contact information.

Welcome once again -- we look forward to hearing from you!





For more information about our program, please click on the "Graduate Program" tab to the left on this homepage. 

For specific questions, please contact Professor Lale Can, director of graduate studies, at  

To submit an application, please go to



The Judith Stein Award for BA/MA

The next application cycle will be in Fall 2019, for Spring 2020.

In honor and memory of the late Judith Stein, an esteemed member of the CCNY History Department from 1965 to 2016, the Department will award outstanding BA/MA students tuition waivers for up to 3 MA courses in History for Fall of 2019.

The Department welcomes applications from students currently enrolled in its BA/MA Program who will have completed the BA portion of the program by Fall 2019. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in History, clarity of purpose in their studies, and financial need.

To apply, students should submit the following materials by March 25, 2019, to Ms. Phyllis Hubbard at (with the subject line “Stein Scholarship”): 

1) A CCNY transcript

2) A one-page statement of purpose that outlines their curricular program and goals

3) Additionally, students should arrange for a letter of recommendation from a CCNY faculty member. The letter should also be sent by March 25, 2019, to with the subject line: “Stein Scholarship Letter.” Please include the name of the faculty member in your application.

City College of New York, Department of History, NAC 5/144  x7137



Prof. Anne Kornhauser
Department Chair

Office Hours: Mon. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and by appt.

North Academic Center
Room 5/144A
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 212.650.7137

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Undergraduate Advising:


Prof. James Lewis

Mon. and Wed. 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesdays 6:20 to 6:50 p.m.
NAC 5/132
Prof. Yaari Felber Seligman
Tues. and Thurs. 11:00 a.m. to noon & 3:15 to 4:15, and by appointment
*Added hours will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tues. and Thurs. for the first week of classes only
NAC 5/127-C
Graduate Advising:
Prof. Lale Can
Monday. 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and by appointment
NAC 5/127B