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A Chinese soldier guards a Flying Tigers airplane. To learn more about China and World War II, please come to take the course "Twentieth Century China" in this department.
One may learn more about the Scientific Revolution and the age of Enlightenment in WCiv 102 and relevant elective courses in this department.

One of the most popular 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, medical, entertainment, educational and other fields.

Recent News:

UPCOMING EVENT:

Monday, Feb. 8--Lunchtime talk on "Engaged Scholarship: A Roundtable"

 

 

Please join Prof. Petty next Monday, Feb. 8, at 12:30pm for a discussion on engaged scholarship and activism. Four scholars involved in research that promotes social justice will join us to discuss their work and funding opportunities:

 

Marcia Esparza of John Jay College

Johanna Fernandez of Baruch College

John Krinsky of City College

Donna Murch of Rutgers University.

 

The discussion will convene in NAC 5/144 (Philosophy and History Department Conference Room) from 12:30-1:45pm. Lunch will be served.

 

Please contact Professor Adrienne Petty if you have any questions concerning this event.


 

UPCOMING EVENT: "Yale History Professor Timothy Snyder to talk his new book at The Simon H. Rifkind Center"

 

The Simon H. Rifkind Center

for the Humanities and the Arts

Presents
 

Dr. Timothy Snyder

Bird White Housum Professor

History Department at Yale University

 

is scheduled to visit City College to talk about his recently published book

 

BLACK EARTH: THE HOLOCAUST AS HISTORY AND WARNING

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 6:00 PM
160 Convent Avenue @ 138th Street
Shepard Hall - Room 250
 

Professor Snyder is known for his original, revisionist readings of the WW2 period. His earlier book, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010) won many awards and prizes,including the 2013 Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought. His current book, published in 2015, has been reviewed in the New York Times,the New York Review of Books, and the Guardian.

 


 

 

CUNY honored two Faculty Award and Grant Recipients in the History Department in December 2015:

Lale Can

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
HISTORY
National Endowment for the Humanities; Spiritual Citizens: Central Asians and the Politics of Pilgrimage in the Ottoman Empire, 1869-1914, 3/27/2015
 

Danian Hu

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
HISTORY
Institute for Advanced Study; Quantum China: The Chinese Physics Community in the 20th Century, 9/4/2014 - 4/3/2015
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; Quantum China: The Chinese Physics Community in the 20th Century, 4/7/2015 - 7/31/2015

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: THE MICHAEL AND IRENE ROSS CHAIR IN JEWISH HISTORY

The Division of Humanities and Arts at The City College of New York (CCNY) announces a major expansion of its Jewish Studies program, aided by a generous gift from Michael and Irene Ross. We wish to recruit a senior scholar in Jewish History for the Michael and Irene Ross Chair in Hebrew and Yiddish. Link.

 

PROFESSOR EMILY GREBLE RECEIVES FULBRIGHT AWARD

Historian and author is headed to Serbia on a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Award to research and write a book about Muslims in post-Ottoman Europe... Link.

PROFESSOR LALE CAN RECEIVES NEH AWARD

City College of New York historian Lale Can, whose expertise includes Ottoman and Middle East history, has won a National Endowment for the Humanities( NEH) Summer Stipend to finish a book on trans-imperial pilgrimage across Asia at the turn of the 20th century... Link

 

Winter advising days:

 

Tuesday, January 12: Prof. Boles, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Thursday, January 14: Prof. Boles: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20: Prof. Kornhauser: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, January 26: Prof. Kornhauser: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, January 27: Prof. Daigle, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
Congratulations to Professor Clifford Rosenberg on the publication of his co-authored new textbook: 
 

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart

A HISTORY OF THE WORLD: FROM THE BEGINNINGS OF HUMANKIND TO THE PRESENT

Concise Edition

Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder

Volume(s): One-Volume

with Ebook and InQuizitive registration card

Elizabeth Pollard (Author, San Diego State University)
Clifford Rosenberg (Author, City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)
Robert Tignor (Author, Princeton University)

    The Concise Edition of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart offers the most integrated global approach by highlighting themes across every region of the world in each chapter. Most chapters have been reorganized and revised to emphasize global themes, balance coverage across regions, and put the focus on important regional connections and comparisons, resulting in a streamlined edition that is 40% shorter than its parent text.  

    Each chapter is framed chronologically—beginning and ending at major periods in world history—and organized thematically around a significant event in world history, such as the building of the Silk Road (Chapter 6) and the spread of the Black Death (Chapter 11). This streamlined discussion of time periods draws each region (including Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa) into most chapters, seamlessly giving students the big picture across the globe.  
 
To order a copy, click here.
 
 

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart

A COMPANION READER

Second Edition

Paperback

Volume(s): 2 / Chapters 10 - 21

  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $25.00
  • Forthcoming: February 2016
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93778-7
  • 1 × 1 in / 385 pages
  • Volume(s): 2 / Chapters 10 - 21

Elizabeth Pollard (Editor, San Diego State University)
Clifford Rosenberg (Editor, City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

 

An exciting new editorial team draws on their collective experience as both teachers and researchers to unite a range of perspectives and closely connect readings with global themes. Elizabeth Pollard and Clifford Rosenberg—also the co-authors of the new Worlds Together, Worlds Apart, Concise Edition—have edited with expert awareness of what works best for survey students. In so doing, they have brought the Second Edition into even closer alignment with Worlds Together, Worlds Apart Concise and Fourth Editions and deliver a vibrant mix of shorter, intermediate, and longer documents.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Craig Daigle
Chair

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

p: 212.650.7137
e: history@ccny.cuny.edu

 
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DEPUTY CHAIR

Emily Greble

ADVISING HOURS: SPRING 2015

Undergraduate:
Anne Kornhauser:
 M: 12:30 -1:30; W: 3:15 -4:15 and by appointment
Richard Boles: T/TH: 11:00-12:15, 3:30-4:00, and by appointment
Graduate:
Adrienne Petty: M: 11:00-12:00, W: 3:30-4:30 and by appointment
James Lewis: M/W: 4:00-5:00