History

Fri, Mar 28, 2014, 4:13am
The School of Mines—the first iteration of Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science—opened in November 1864 on Madison Avenue with three faculty members. Now, 150 years later, SEAS has almost 2,000 faculty, 4,500 students, and a permanent home on Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 11:51pm
Rebeka Cohan and Emma Goss explore the Barnard's multi-layered relationship with Columbia, and the obstacles women have faced in ascending to leadership roles at the University.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 3:38am
Professor Eric Foner’s reputation precedes him. Aside from being an inspiring and legendary figure in Columbia’s history department, Foner has penned over twenty books, and won a Pulitzer Prize, a Lincoln Prize, and a Bancroft prize.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013, 2:04am
I can fill out plan of study forms and navigate the choppy seas of Columbia with peace, knowing that what the history department thinks of me doesn’t determine my worth.
Wed, May 1, 2013, 12:53am
"We spend a great deal time celebrating our varied cultural backgrounds and raising each culture’s unique attributes into our collective consciousness. "
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 1:40am
When 125th Street was signed into existence 200 years ago, Harlem was a nondescript country village, a day’s trip north of New York City. The story of the street is the story of Harlem: its shifting economic fortunes, demographics, and popular image.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012, 6:22pm
Columbia's look at history is more nuanced than the history we encounter beyond the campus.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011, 7:02pm
Movies twist our ancient history.
Thu, Nov 10, 2011, 7:11pm
Emerging technologies offer new challenges in the practice of historiography.
Mon, Mar 29, 2010, 12:16am
This week, four different voices speak out about the recent revision of Texas’s textbooks.

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