Recent News

The students, faculty, and alumni of the Department of History are active both as scholars and as public intellectuals. Explore these achievements to learn more about our community. 

  • 7/22/20
    Prof. Victoria Wolcott's was quoted in an article in Yahoo Finance, "John Lewis, civil rights activist and Democratic congressman, 1940-2020." The article draws on Prof. Wolcott's civil rights expertise.
  • 7/22/20
    Prof. Tamara Thornton received the 2020 UB Exceptional Scholars Award! Congratulations, Prof. Thornton! Read more about Prof. Thornton's award in UB Now.
  • 6/29/20
    Prof. Erik Seeman was interviewed for a TIME Magazine article, "21 Lessons From America's Worst Moments." Check it out!
  • 6/10/20
    Professor Kristin Stapleton's co-authored textbook, A History of Asia, will be translated into Malayalam! The book will be published by the State Institute of Languages Kerala for sale in India. Congratulations, Professor Stapleton!
  • 6/3/20
    History PhD alum Dr. David Head published a new book: A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution. Hear David spoke about his new book and the Newburgh Conspiracy as part of the History Summit 2020 Speaker Series. Here David speak about his book here.
  • 5/27/20
    Doctoral candidate Derek Taylor has been awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship by the Clark Library/Center for 17th-and-18th Century Studies at UCLA. Derek will be in residency at the center for two months during the Fall 2020 semester, continuing research toward his dissertation project. Derek's project focuses on the early life and published works of George Conn, a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who served as the papal legate to the court of Queen Henrietta Maria from 1636-1639.
  • 5/27/20
    On Monday May 27, 2020, Prof. Victoria Wolcott published an opinion piece in the New York Daily News, "’A black man in a white space’: America has a long and troubled history of segregated public parks."
  • 5/20/20
    Professor Andreas Daum published an essay in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on what we can learn in today’s crisis from Alexander von Humboldt’s take on infectious diseases.
  • 4/30/20
    Doctoral Candidate Shuko Tamao successfully defended her PhD dissertation, "Memories of Asylums: A Narrative Examination of Postwar State Hospital Experiences," on April 27, 2020. Congratulations, Shuko!
  • 4/22/20
    On April 20, 2020 Dr. Sarah Handley-Cousins was interviewed by the National Parks Service for their Ranger Chat series. Dr. Handley-Cousins discussed the challenges faced by disabled veterans navigating through the Reconstruction era Federal bureaucracy. Check out the interview here.