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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.
CCNY/Stanford Summer Research Program in the Humanities





The Department of History welcomes you to Spring 2019.  Our award-winning researchers and teachers are looking foward to a new semester 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:

And scroll down for advising hours and contact information.

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


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.



Dr. Fidel J. Tavárez

Fidel J. Tavárez is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in History at the University of Chicago. He completed a Ph.D. in history at Princeton University (2016), a B.A. at The City College of New York-CUNY (2011), and an A.A. at LaGuardia Community College-CUNY (2008). During the 2018-2019 academic year, Fidel will hold a Humboldt Research Fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin, and in the fall of 2019, he will transition into a tenure-track position in the Department of History at Queens College-CUNY. At Queens College, Fidel will teach courses in Atlantic, Latin American, and global imperial history.

Broadly speaking, his work traces how Spanish ministers attempted to erect a modern, commercial empire in Spain’s Atlantic territories during the eighteenth century. His book project in progress is titled The Imperial Machine: Assembling the Spanish Commercial Empire in the Age of Enlightenment. Portions of Fidel’s work have appeared in the Journal of Latin American studies, where he published an article titled “Viscardo’s Global Political Economy and the First Cry for Spanish American Independence, 1767-1798.” His latest article, “Colonial Economic Improvement: How Spain Created New Consulados to Preserve and Develop its American Empire, 1778-1795,” is forthcoming in the Hispanic American Historical Review. His future research includes a second book project tentatively titled Empirical Statecraft: The Emergence of an Information Empire in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic.





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  

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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

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Undergraduate Advising:


Prof. James Lewis

Mon. and Wed. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 7:45 to 8:15 p.m.
NAC 5/132
Prof. Laurie Woodard
Tues. and Thurs. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
NAC 5/129B
Graduate Advising:
Prof. Lale Can
Thurs. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and by appointment
NAC 5/127B