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On Monday, April 24 the Provost's Office will hold a reception to celebrate the publication of Herbert H. Lehman: A Political Biography by Prof. Duane Tananbaum. The reception will be at the Lehman Art Gallery from 4:30-6:30pm. To attend, you should RSVP by April 12 in an email to

On March 4, Darlene Means, a student in the History MA program, read a paper entitled "Survival as a Form of Empowerment" at a panel on "Resistance and Empowerment" at the 19th Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence. The theme of the conference was "Black Women in White America, Revisited."

Prof Robyn Spencer has won a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Mid-Career Research Fellowship. She is using itto spend this academic year at the Whitney Humanities Center in Yale Universith, where she is researching her new project on African-American involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement.

Phi Alpha Theta Welcomes Five New Members

Five Lehman History majors have been inducted this spring in Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honors Society: Starr Butler, Elizabeth Hansen, Jormary Melo, Stephanie Trinidad, and Michelle Zimmer. Get more information on the society, including guidelines on applying for membership.

Students: check out these useful resources! Click the "Information for Students" tab on the left for tips on how to create proper footnotes and bibliographies, a guide to writing theses and long research projects, and more!

Please visit our new Alumni Page. We're currently collecting information on the exciting careers of our former students, and will be posting them as they come in!

Visit History on Facebook!

FacebookThe History Department now has a facebook presence: Learn more about its programs and events, and to join faculty and students in conversations about the past.

Read about Faculty recognition award recipients in History (2010-11).