Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Now Accepting Journal Submissions

The Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History is currently accepting submissions for its 2017 issue. All current undergraduates are eligible to submit one 5000 to 7000 word historical research manuscript. All submissions must also include a professor or teaching assistant nomination, emailed separately to Please email all submissions to as a Microsoft Word Document no later than January 15th, 2017. In order to maintain anonymity in the editorial process, the manuscript should contain no personally identifiable information.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Herbert Aptheker Undergraduate History Conference

Herbert Aptheker Undergraduate History Conference, February 22nd, 8PM

The editors of the Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History are pleased to announce the third annual Herbert Aptheker Undergraduate History Conference, featuring the most outstanding papers selected for publication in the Fall 2009 issue of the journal:

Monday, February 22, 8pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 310

Refreshments will be served.

Featuring Presentations by:

Emma Hulse, "Every Woman a Mighty Angela Davis: Representations of Race, Class, and Gender in the Free Angela Campaign"
-Faculty Respondent: Prof. Alice Kessler Harris

Andrew Tillet-Saks, "Civil Rights on the Market: Support and Opposition for the Public Accommodations Bill in the Civil Rights Act of 1964"
-Faculty Respondent: Prof. Jefferson Decker

Ester Murdukhayeva, "Precedents, Protests, and Politics: Changes in the Prosecution of Rape in England, 1810-1845"
-Faculty Respondent: Prof. Susan Pedersen

Each presentation will be followed by faculty commentary, and questions from the audience.

We invite all members of the Columbia community and the public to attend, ask questions, and enjoy.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Philosophy Forum: History, Philosophy and Method

Join the Philosophy Forum and the Undergraduate History Council as we jointly present on a vexing question for historians, philosophers of history and historians of philosophy and science: what is history? What kind of questions does it ask and answer? Is history an art or a science? We will approach the question from both the standpoint of the historian engaged in the practice of writing history and the philosopher interested in the epistemology and methodology of history.

All are welcome! As always, food will be provided.

February 10th
8 PM
716 Philosophy Hall

Monday, December 21, 2009

History Dept. Office Holiday Schedule

Please note that the department office schedule for the upcoming holiday weeks:

Wednesday, 12/23 - the office will close at 4 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 12/24 & 12/25 - Office closed.
Monday and Tuesday, 12/28 & 12/29 - Office closed.
Wednesday, 12/30 - Office Open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 12/31 & 1/1 - Office closed.

The office will reopen on Monday, 1/4 for regular business hours (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Have a happy and healthy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Q& A for History Students Interested in Applying to Graduate School

Reminder that tomorrow Susan Pedersen will be holding an informal Q & A for history students interested in applying to graduate school. The meeting will be held tomorrow, December 3rd, from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 411 Fayerweather. She will be joined by Professors Elizabeth Blackmar and Christine Philliou.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Seminar Acceptance Lists Posted

The seminar acceptance and waiting lists are now posted on the History Department website here. If you wish to decline your place in a class or on a waiting list, please email Eleanor ASAP so that she can give your spot to another student. Classes that are listed as OPEN will be accepting late applications. Please contact the professor directly. If you gain admission to a seminar after the fact, please contact Eleanor ASAP so that she can register you. Students cannot register themselves for seminars. If your name is on an acceptance list, Eleanor will handle your registration automatically. Please let her know if you are planning on dropping a class.

Otherwise, enjoy your classes!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Asia Redux: Conceptualizing the Region for Our Times

Columbia University, Department of History
The Dr. S.T. Lee Lecture in History

Asia Redux: Conceptualizing the Region for Our Times

Professor Prasenjit Duara
Raffles Professor of Humanities, National University of Singapore

6:00-7:30 PM

Kellogg Center, 1501 International Affairs Building

Former Chair of History at the University of Chicago and author of Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China, Duara will speak on the idea of Asia as a geopolitical unity from the 19th to the 21st centuries and the uses and limits of the idea of regionalism in our global times.