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Students debate immigration policy in Dr. Syrrakos' European Union class. We will take a team to the Model EU simulation in Brussels in January 2020.
Students debate European immigration policy
Serenity, Claudia and Dallas devise a new proposal.
three students may 2019
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.
The History Department congratulates some of its 2019 award recipients, L to R: Jenni Rein, Jeremy Sterritt, Susan Evans, Deena Ecker, and Nabila Akthar.
2019 History Awardees
CCNY/Stanford Summer Research Program in the Humanities


Thursday, September 19, 2019,

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.,

NAC 5/144 History Conference Room *****


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:


Thinking of becoming a museum curator?  Check!  Or high school teacher?  Check!  Or a public historian?  Check!  Lawyer?  A college prof.?  Civic leader?  Documentary film maker?  Journalist?  All-around interesting person?

You will find your answers in the Department of History -- The foundation for your dream career ...

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.


And scroll down for advising hours and contact information.

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


Announcement from the American Historical Association, for January 2020 meeting in New York -- UNDERGRADS WELCOME TO SUBMIT!

As the American Historical Association looks forward to our 134th annual meeting in New York City next January, we would like to highlight the opportunities for undergraduate students. Both the Undergraduate Poster Session and the Undergraduate Lightning Round proved popular in 2019 and will return in 2020 to give students a chance to present their research. Submissions will be accepted later this summer until October 15 and November 15, respectively. Along with these opportunities, there will be an Undergraduate Orientation and an Undergraduate Reception to welcome students and help them make the most of participating in the meeting.

Attending AHA members will once again be able to register their students at a deeply discounted rate. For information on undergraduate events and resources, visit our undergraduate annual meeting page





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
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