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. 

  • 4/23/21
    Congratulations to UB History Prof. and Director of the UB Center for Disability Studies, Mike Rembis! Prof. Rembis won the UB Gender Institute's Excellence in Mentoring Award!
  • 2/10/21
    Congratulations to History alum, Dr. Elisabeth George! Dr. George's 2019 dissertation “Lesbian and Gay Life in the Queen City and Beyond: Resistance, Space, and Community Mobilization in the Southwest Missouri Ozarks,” won the 2021 John D’Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award for the best PhD dissertation in U.S. LGBTQ history!
  • 4/14/21
    Prof. Handley-Cousins will be a 2021 ACLS Fellow! Read more and check out Prof. Handley-Cousins project, The Age of Crime: Disability, Crime, and Veterans in Gilded Age America on the ACLS website.
  • 4/14/21
    Prof. Gene Zubovich has won a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for his new project: A Global History of the American Culture Wars. Prof. Zubovich plans to research for a book on how American religious organizations intervened in the cultural and political affairs of other countries after World War II. For more information on the NEH Stipend check out this news release
  • 3/3/21
    UB History Prof. Jenifer Barclay was quoted in the Washington Post story, "Denied a teaching job for being 'too black,' she started her own school - and a movement." Read the full article
  • 3/3/21
    Prof. Sarah Handley-Cousins book, Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North, won the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the ‎Disability History Association!
  • 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!