history

  • Al-Ansari tackling surveys and research

    May 12, 2014

    Mohammad Al-Ansari is going to work as a researcher at Sesri, a public survey project that’s a joint effort of the University of Michigan and Qatar University.

  • Middle Eastern Movie Night

    May 5, 2014

    Screening of “Mooz-lum” and Discussion with Aaron Hagler, Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle Eastern History. Falafel Bar sponsored by Campus Chaplain. Drinks courtesy of Muslim Students Association of Cornell College

  • Stewart participating in American History seminar

    Apr 25, 2014

    Professor of history Catherine Stewart will participate in a special American history seminar on Chicago put on by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

  • Sister 4 Sister’s Women’s History Month events

    Feb 10, 2014

    Sister 4 Sister will have a display on the Orange Carpet and will host a home-cooked dinner in celebration of Women’s History Month.

  • Boren Scholarship helps Voas study Arabic abroad

    Jan 17, 2014

    Thanks in part to a $20,000 Boren Scholarship, Erinn Voas is spending her junior year studying Arabic at the University of Jordan.

  • Conversations about Teaching

    Oct 31, 2013

    New Technology: Successes and Struggles by Michelle Herder, assistant professor of history. Professor Herder will discuss an assignment from her first block class which used Neatline, an online service which allows users to create and annotate interactive maps. Thursday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m. in Cole Library, Room 108.

  • Cornell College Middle Eastern history scholar to discuss the Crusades at Coe

    Oct 15, 2013

    Cornell College Middle Eastern history scholar Aaron Hagler will discuss “Crusaded: What the Crusades Mean to Muslims” at Coe College on Wednesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 7 p.m. at Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall. The lecture is open to the public at no charge.

  • Harris begins education reform career with TFA

    May 16, 2013

    Ariel Harris ’13 hopes to one day found a school for inner city girls. First step: a two-year stint with Teach For America in Houston.

  • Second Amendment Scholar Speaking April 3

    Feb 26, 2013

    Saul Cornell, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the Second Amendment and the history of gun regulation, will talk about “A Well Regulated Militia: The Second Amendment as History and Myth,” at Cornell College’s Kollman Lecture on April 3.

  • Workshop on Jewish History Feb. 28

    Feb 18, 2013

    Rachel Cylus, the program manager at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, will be on campus Feb. 28 to conduct an open workshop about what historical religious sites mean, focused on East German synagogues. She will also be helping students in German 315 create a museum exhibit to open the last day of Block 6 in the Thomas Commons and will hold a lunch talk for students interested in working in museums.

  • Professor featured on History Channel

    Dec 5, 2012

    Santhi Hejeebu, associate professor of business and economics, was featured in a History Channel program titled “Mankind: The Story of All of Us.” Hejeebu will appear in episodes six and eight and will address specific moments in economic history.

  • Student compares historic sites in Greece and the Bahamas

    May 28, 2012

    After visiting the ancient Greek palace complex of Knossos and the slave plantation ruins of Prospect Hill in the Bahamas for two month-long Cornell courses, American History major Cate LiaBraaten ’12 wrote a research paper comparing the two historic sites.

  • HAIG Lecture

    Apr 7, 2011

    Michelle Herder, assistant professor of history, will give a lecture on April 14th titled “Serving in the Cloister: Work and Discipline in Late Medieval Monasteries.”

  • Cornell gets grant to preserve King Chapel

    Mar 1, 2010

    The State Historical Society has awarded Cornell College $100,000 challenge grant for the restoration of King Chapel, the iconic 19th-century building that dominates Mount Vernon’s skyline.

  • Schmeling discovers passion for history research during fellowships

    Nov 11, 2009

    In the midst of her junior year, history major Stephanie Schmeling ’09 was confronted with the question that haunts most upper-class students: what next? She knew only that she liked American History, even though the coursework had never come easy for her.