HISTORY DEPARTMENT

From the Chairperson


gilmar.jpgThe 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

Announcements

JDNichols.jpgDr. James David Nichols Receives "Best Article" Honor

Dr. Nichols article "The Line of Liberty: Runaway Slaves and Fugetive Peons in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands" (WHQ, Winter 2013) has been selected as the 2014 Western History Association's Oscar O. Winther Award for best article. Congratulations!

 

 frankjakob.jpgThe History Department welcomes its newest hire, Dr. Frank Jacob

Dr. Jacob received his MA in Modern History, Ancient History and Japanese Studies from Würzburg University in 2010 and his PhD in Japanese Studies from Erlangen University in 2012.

  • Queensborough Historical Forum Inaugural Lecture

Took place on April 2, 2014

Read more about it here

 

             

NEWS

  • Dr. Nicole Lopez-Jantzen has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanitites summer seminar, 'Reform and Renewal in medieval Rome' at the American Academy in Rome, Italy, June-July 2014.
  • Dr. Nicole Lopez-Jantzen has received a PSC-CUNY Research Grant for 2014-2015.
  • Dr. James David Nichols has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on North American Borderlands, Chicago, IL, June 2014.
  • History faculty in the news: Dr. Mark Van Ells is mentioned in the following article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-35277_162-57610516/fighting-the-japanese-in-burma-surviving-malaria/
  • Dr. Nicole Lopez-Jantzen presented her paper "Teaching the Middle Ages to a Community College Audience" at the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 2014. 
  • Dr. Emily Tai presented her paper entitled “The Course Not Taken: Piracy, Maritime Routes, and Insurance in Medieval Genoa,” for a session of the Society for Italian Historical Studies at the 128th Annual meerting of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C, January 2-5, 2014.
  • Dr. Nicole Lopez-Jantzen presented her paper "Disobedience in the Seventh-Century Liber Pontificalis: The Exarch Isaac's Roman Problem" at the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, DC, January 2-5, 2014
  • Dr. James David Nichols presented his paper "Searching for Liberty in the Borderlands: Runaway Slaves in Texas and Fugitive Peons in Northern Mexico in the Wake of Guadalupe Hidalgo," at the Social Science History Association conference in Chicago, November 21-24, 2013.
  • Dr Nicole Lopez-Jantzen presented her paper "Kings of All Italy? Overlooking Political and Cultural Boundaries in Seventh- and Eigth-Century Italy" at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association in Boone, NC, October 3-5, 2013


 

 

Recent Publications By History Faculty:

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