Welcome to the History Department
History encompasses the whole of human experience, helping us understand ourselves in the context of our times and traditions through the study of times and traditions other than our own. History means not only the record of the past but also the discipline of investigating and interpreting the past. The study of history develops habits of critical thinking and effective writing, as well as it cultivates the careful analysis of various types of quantitative and qualitative evidence. It should be of value not only to undergraduates who intend to pursue advanced degrees in the field, but also to students interested in exploring the diversity and complexity of the human past, even as they hone their analytical and expository skills.
TEA PARTY HOSTED BY THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT & SENIOR MAJORS
CALLING ALL HISTORY MINORS, PROSPECTIVE MAJORS, AND NEW MAJORS!!
Come get to know each other at our Tea Party on Monday, February 19 from 5:00-7:00PM, in Diana 203!
Food and drinks will be provided.
Are you a junior history major thinking about writing a thesis?
The Columbia history department (with support from the Barnard Provost’s office) offers $4,500 for four to six weeks of research in European archives for juniors at CC, GS, and Barnard.
We will run research workshops in spring 2018 and a thesis workshop in Paris in summer 2018 with Columbia Professors Susan Pedersen and Charly Coleman.
An information session on the Senior Thesis Program will take place on Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30PM in Fayerweather 411.
An information session on how to get started on a research project will take place on Friday, February 23 (time TBA) with Columbia librarians John Tofanelli and Meredith Levin
A workshop on prospectus writing with Roslyn Dubler will take place on February 26 at 5:30PM in Fayerweather 411
Applications will be due on Friday, March 23, 2018
HISTORY DEPARTMENT PROSPECTIVE MAJORS PARTY
Tuesday, 02/13/18 5-6PM
Mehler Parlor (1st floor of Elliott Hall)
Elliott Hall is located at the corner of Claremont Avenue and 119th Street
Come talk to professors and students about majoring in history