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Home to the Journal of Women’s History and recent host of the 2012 Upstate New York Women’s History Organization conference, Binghamton University has gained an international reputation for the study of women, and its scholars have acquired a voice that continues to play a part in molding society’s view of women and their history. | 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.

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Last Updated: 7/1/14