Nafisa Chowdhury, a senior with a double major in history and economics, is continually looking for opportunities at Harpur College not only to get involved, but to actively lead. She is president of the Poverty Awareness Coalition, president of Phi Alpha Theta (the honors society for history), and is actively involved in Teach for America. | Read more
Welcome to the History Department at Binghamton University! We offer an outstanding undergraduate program with hundreds of courses spanning the globe from the ancient world to the present. Students are taught to read primary and secondary sources critically, to analyze a variety of different types of texts and to communicate effectively in writing.
Our highly-rated graduate program offers both MA and PhD degrees in several major fields, including those that center on the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Ottoman Empire. Students can also focus their graduate work in thematic areas, including the history of science, medicine and technology; global history; imperialism; and women, gender and sexuality. Two recent national rankings of history departments ranked our doctoral program among the best in the country.
Our faculty members are routinely recognized for the excellence of their scholarship, teaching and service. In the last few years faculty members have received grants and fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education, Ford Foundation, Freeman Foundation, Fulbright Program, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, and the Social Science Research Council, to name a few. Four faculty members have been elevated to the rank of distinguished professor – the highest rank bestowed by the State University of New York – and eight have received Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
Much more information on the department, our faculty and our degree offerings can be found on this website. Feel free to contact any of us about questions you might have.
Professor Howard G. Brown
Vice Chair and Director of Graduate Studies
Professor Diane Miller Sommerville
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Stephen R. Ortiz
Department of History
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Phone: (607) 777-2625
Fax: (607) 777-2896
Last Updated: 8/30/13