Top Department Stories

  • Publication

    A Postcard View of Hell

    Dr. Mark Van Ells' new book

  • Publication

    The Carrera Revolt and "Hybrid Warfare" in Nineteenth Century Central America

    Dr. Visoni's new book

  • Publication

    The Limits of Liberty: Mobility and the Making of the Eastern U.S.-Mexico Border

    Dr. Nichols' New Book

  • Publication

    The German Secret Field Police in Greece, 1941-1944

    Dr. Antonio Munoz's new book



    Conflict and Warfare in the Long Nineteenth Century



    Dr. Cameron Hawkins' new book

  • Publication

    The Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe

    Dr Visoni and Dr. Jacob's new book

From the Chairperson

Dr Gilmar Visoni Alonzo

The totality of human endeavors only becomes meaningful through the historical process. The History Department at QCC is an entity dedicated to the discovery, preservation, understanding and diffusion of historical knowledge. Our mission is pursued through a deep commitment to the education of our students and the engagement of our faculty in the field of scholarship. We firmly believe that the objectives of our 2500-year-old discipline can only be accomplished with the dual immersion of the historian in the classroom and the archives. That belief translates into a set of course offerings that provide the students with a wide selection of relevant topics and the faculty with the opportunity to bring their fields of expertise into the classroom.

The members of our department are devoted educators and accomplished scholars with a significant body of published work and meaningful involvement in the scholarly community.

Dr. Gilmar Visoni Alonzo

History Concentration, Liberal Arts Degree

History at QCC Starting Spring 2017 Queensborough Community College is offering a History Concentration for the Liberal Arts degree.
Conferences and Lectures organized by Department Members

War and Imprisonment, May 11, 2018

CUNY Graduate Center

Dr. Hall and Dr. Danielsson is organizing an interdisciplinary humanities conference on War and Imprisonment held at the CUNY Graduate Center. Cfp and contact information. The previous conference program and cfp on War and the Urban Context  is available here. Also, previous conference program and cfp on War and Sexual Violence is available on our website. In addition, you can find the program of our Conference on War and Geography from 2015.

Lecture Series on Mass Violence and Genocide in Asia, 2016-2017

Organized by Dr. Frank Jacob and Dr. Kenneth Pearl

Queensborough Historical Forum Inaugural Lecture

Took place on April 2, 2014

Read more about it


Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.