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. 

  • 5/17/21
    The Department of History is pleased to announce this year's Department Scholarship winners!
  • 5/17/21
    The Department of History is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Department of History Paper Prizes:
  • 5/17/21
    Congratulations, Mia Hanson! Mia won the Department of History's 2021 Inaugural Outstanding Senior Award!
  • 5/17/21
    Congratulations, Mariah Agbonkpolo! Mariah is the 2021 CAS Oustanding Senior awardee for the Department of History!
  • 5/17/21
    This past Saturday, May 15 2021, the Department of History celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s graduating BAs and MAs during the Department of History Graduation and Awards Ceremony. This year’s ceremony was virtual in accordance with UB’s policy.
  • 4/26/21
    Prof. David Herberg was call as a witness during a trial in California concerning the opiod crisis. Herzberg pointed out a flaw, as quoted in Reuters, in the defense of four drugmakers on trial for fueling the opioid epidemic. Read More.
  • 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