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. 

  • 10/11/21
    Associate Professor Carole Emberton, recently published a blog post in the Baldy Blog, "Monuments to the Enslaved" in which she discusses how to address Confederate monuments and instead focus on the experiences of enslaved people. 
  • 10/1/21
    UB Department of History Emeritus Proffesor John "Jack" Larkin passed away on  June 29, 2021. He is mounred by family, friends, and colleuges. Prof. Larkin will be remembered for his huge impact on Phillipine and Southeast Asian History. The Association for Asian Studies published several remembrances and tributes to Prof. Larkin, including remberences from History PhD alum Prof. Paul A. Rodell. 
  • 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!