About Us

The history department at Cornell 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.

Visit our website at the Cornell University Department of History and find out about electives, the major, the minor, and areas of faculty expertise.  In addition, we are on social media:

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