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.
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.
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.
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.
"We spend a great deal time celebrating our varied cultural backgrounds and raising each culture’s unique attributes into our collective consciousness. "
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.
Columbia's look at history is more nuanced than the history we encounter beyond the campus.
Movies twist our ancient history.
Emerging technologies offer new challenges in the practice of historiography.
This week, four different voices speak out about the recent revision of Texas’s textbooks.
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