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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


Robert Spitzer appears in political documentary

July 20, 2021
The Tribeca Film Festival screened the political scientist’s thoughts on gun control legislation.

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.

Model EU’s 2021 pandemic edition

June 3, 2021
The Cortland team maximized this year’s virtual simulation of European-style government.

Historian meets students where they are

Oct. 15, 2020
Associate Professor Bekeh Ukelina believes open communication with students is crucial to online classes.


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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