Check back regularly for news about upcoming events, our faculty, and students!

Next Event: The History Department is hosting the regional Phi Alpha Theta in March 2020.

Congratulations to Professor Michael Smith who has been named a faculty fellow in the Center for Faculty Excellence.  He will be working on the Climate Emergency during the 2020-2021 academic year after he returns from his sabbatical appointment teaching at the London Center in Spring 2020.

Upcoming events

  • March 2020:  Pre-registration event.  Details TBA.
  • March 2020:  The History Department is hosting the Phi Alpha Theta Conference
  • April 2020:  The History Department is hosting our Spring Celebration.

Faculty Scholarship: Fall 2019


  • The Ithacan covered Professor Smith's Environmental History student presentations on December 11, 2019 at the History Center.
  • Minor Reagan Black will be presenting a paper she wrote in Professor Wasyliw's course at the national Phi Alpha Theta conference in Houston in January 2020
  • Karin Breuer was appointed to a three-year appointment as director of Integrated Studies on August 16, 2019.
  • Michael Smith, jointly appointed in History and ENVS, was promoted to Professor on August 16, 2019.
  • Zoe Shan Lin was awarded a Summer Research Grant for 2019.
  • Vivian Bruce Conger was promoted to Professor--the first woman in the History Department to earn that rank--on August 16, 2018.
  • Jason Frietag was named a Presidential Fellow for the academic year 2018-2019, part of the inaugural cohort of fellows.  He is continuing his work on the strategic plan and global engagement during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Faculty Scholarship: Summer 2019

Faculty Scholarship: Spring 2019