Explore the past, and through it, shape the future.
Past is Prologue
At Purchase, history isn’t just about knowing what has happened; it’s about understanding it. It’s about figuring out how society works and where we fit into it. If you’re looking to untangle the complexities of the world, a major in history might just be for you.
Gain Valuable Skills
Far more than the mere memorization of dates and events, history is a living world waiting for us to set it free. Its study presents the opportunity to discover new stuff, generate original insights, revise the conventional view, and influence the world in which we live.
Whether you become a professional historian or not, majoring in history will give you the knowledge, analytical skills, and perspective you need to make the most of your journey into the future.
Proof of Purchase
The Girl Bandits of the Warsaw Ghetto: A Female Military History of the Warsaw Ghetto and its Uprising, a narrative history, will be published in 2025.
Penguin Books will publish his yet unfinished PhD dissertation in history, an incredible coup.
Dr. Jeffrey Gurock gave a book talk on the Jewish experience in Parkchester and examined how race and ethnicity played a part in the social, economic, and cultural makeup of the neighborhood.
The $150,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities will support language, literature, and history with a focus on Spanish heritage speakers.