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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


History class explored real-life roots of ghostly claims

May 2, 2022
A student-run campus walking tour was more concerned with recorded history than lost souls.

Lin Lin awarded for dedicated teaching 

April 19, 2022
Associate professor chooses hands-on teaching methods to prepare future elementary educators. 

Clark Center to remember Holocaust

April 19, 2022
The week will be highlighted by a memoir and a play based on actual letters from the Holocaust.

Oath Keepers threat is talk topic

April 4, 2022
Security researcher Sam Jackson will discuss political extremism on April 6 at SUNY Cortland.

Senior wins national Black studies writing contest

March 8, 2022
Daniel Reischer is plumbing the origins of hate groups and racism in America.


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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