Recent Events

Recent Publication: Dr. Frank Jacob: Means to Kill
Recent Publications by History Faculty

Essays on the Interdependence of War and Technology from Ancient Rome tot he Age of Drones

Recent Publication by Dr Frank Jacob: Die Geschichte Der Russischen Revolutionen
Die Geschichte Der Russischen Revolutionen

Recent Publication by Dr. Frank Jacob

Recent Publication by Dr Frank Jacob: Peripheries of the Cold War
Peripheries of the Cold War

Comparative Studies from a Global Perspective 3

Top Department Stories


    Professor Of History Receives The CUNY Henry Wasser Award For Outstanding Research

    Dr. Frank Jacob, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Queensborough, is the recipient of the Henry Wasser Award, given by The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences for outstanding research by Assistant Professors within CUNY. Dr. Jacob is the only Community College professor receiving this prestigious award.



    Conflict and Warfare in the Long Nineteenth Century



    Dr. Cameron Hawkins' 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

The History Department welcomes it's newest members

Dr. Clarance Jefferson Hall

Dr. Clarance Jefferson Hall

Dr. Hall received his PhD in history in 2014 from SUNY-Stony Brook.  His research focuses on the environmental, social, and health implications of prison construction and criminal justice practices


Dr. Timothy Keogh

Dr. Timothy Keogh

Dr. Keogh received his PhD in history from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2016. His research focuses on urban and suburban history, as well as African-American and policy history.

Conferences and Lectures organized by Department Members

Lecture Series on Mass Violence and Genocide in Asia

Organized by Dr. Frank Jacob and Dr. Kenneth Pearl

Sponsored by: CUNY Research Office; CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences; DAAD Alumni Association for the USA

Monday, December 12, 6:30pm

CUNY Graduate Center, Rm 9207

"Reframing the 'Comfort Women' Issue: New Representations of an Old War Crime"

Professor Margaret Stetz, University of Delaware

War and the Urban Context, May 17, 2017

CUNY Graduate Center

Dr. Keogh and Dr. Danielsson is organizing an interdisciplinary humanities conference on War and the Urban Context held at the CUNY Graduate Center. You can find cfp and contact information here. The program and cfp of our previous conference on War and Sexual Violence from 2016 can be found  here. The program of our Conference on War and Geography from 2015 can be found here.

Queensborough Historical Forum Inaugural Lecture

Took place on April 2, 2014

Read more about it

  • Prof. Keogh presented his paper "'Guaranteed Employment' and the Suburban War on Poverty" at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Providence, RI, (April 2016)

  • Dr. Lopez-Jantzen presented her paper " Networks in Seventh and Eighth-Century Rome: Possibilities and Problems" at the New College Biennial Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL (March, 2016)

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

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

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.