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History Department


SUNY Cortland’s History Department offers two majors, a minor and a graduate program. We have a world-class faculty offering classes ranging from Revolutionary America to Ancient Greece, from Medieval Europe to Modern China, from the Spanish Civil War to Native American History, from World Environmental History to Public History, and dozens more. In our history courses, students don't just study the past — they become historians.

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Department News


Virtual exhibit on multicultural milestones available

Sept. 13, 2021
The exhibit highlights diverse accomplishments of the past on the SUNY Cortland campus.

All invited to book discussion on history of slavery

Sept. 13, 2021
The year-long discussion will be held both in-person and online.

Robert Spitzer appears in political documentary

Sept. 2, 2021
CNN has rescheduled its screening of "The Price of Freedom," about politics and gun control, to Sunday, Sept. 19.

Two professors raised to distinguished faculty

June 29, 2021
Andrew Fitz-Gibbon and Randi Storch have been honored by SUNY.

University to co-host first Juneteenth event

June 8, 2021
African Americans have long marked this historic footnote with celebration and education.


The History Club is one of SUNY Cortland’s fastest growing organizations on campus! Its goals are to provide a social setting for developing interests in historical topics and to establish a better relationship between faculty and students.

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