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Department of History

Mahala Nyberg ’18

As a SUNY Potsdam Presidential Scholar, Mahala Nyberg ’18 worked extensively on a project focused on the life of WWII Veteran Donald Waful. She is now a senior and wrapping up a challenging course load with a double major in history and archaeological studies...read more.

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Axel Fair-Schulz

Associate Professor of History Dr. Axel Fair-Schulz--who grew up in East Germany during the Cold War and traveled to many Eastern bloc countries during his youth--co-edited a book titled "East Germany Historians Since Reunification: A Discipline Transformed," that was recently published by SUNY Press...read more.

Steven Stannish - The Study of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

You won’t find opportunities to study Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs on many campuses, but motivated students need to look no further than SUNY Potsdam history Professor Steven Stannish’s hieroglyphs class...read more.

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SURC

The 2017 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) was held at SUNY Fredonia in April. Pictured (left to right) are Austin Raetz, Liam Kingsley, Jacob MacDavid, Kate Nicole Hoffman, Dr. Thomas Baker and Alex Gregory.

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History Article

Before the One Percent, Americans Resented the "Upper Ten" is an article based largely on a book titled Sentiment & Celebrity: Nathaniel Parker Willis and the Trials of Literacy Fame by Dr. Thomas Baker, History Department Chair. Dr. Baker was also interviewed in July for the article. Learn  More

Mahala Nyberg ’18

As a SUNY Potsdam Presidential Scholar, Mahala Nyberg ’18 worked extensively on a project focused on the life of WWII Veteran Donald Waful. She is now a senior and wrapping up a challenging course load with a double major in history and archaeological studies...read more.

If you enjoy the study of the past, you've found a home in the history program at SUNY Potsdam.

Our ten full-time department members teach a variety of courses ranging from the Ancient World to the present, and from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Americas. We're all inquisitive scholars whose passion for history enlivens our classrooms. Just ask any history major.

We hope you'll join us in starting your own lifelong quest for historical understanding.

Welcome!

Dr. Thomas N. Baker, History Department Chair