You are here
Department of History
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.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Axel Fair-Schulz, Associate Professor of History, on the recent publication of his new co-edited volume titled East Germany Historians Since Reunification: A Discipline Transformed.
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.
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
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.
Dr. Thomas N. Baker, History Department Chair