Phi Alpha Theta Western/Central New York Annual Regional Conference, 2021

The SUNY Geneseo Department of History is pleased to host this year’s Phi Alpha Theta‘s Western/Central New York annual regional conference. Phil Alpha Theta is an academic honor society for colleges and universities whose mission is to promote the study of History through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication …

How Studying Abroad Sparked a Journey into Family History

The questions began before I even left the airport upon arriving in Berlin when the customs agent saw my name. “Ah, Moeller! Are you German?” “My grandfather’s family is from Germany.” “Very nice, where are they from?” “I don’t know.” “How long ago did they move to the United States?” …

2019 History Department Honors and Awards Ceremony

On Saturday, May 4, the History Department held its annual Honors and Awards Luncheon, in recognition of the academic excellence and civic achievement of our undergraduate students this past year. A number of students were also formally inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national honors society for history. Thank you …

Using Digital Tools to Explore the History of Apartheid

As a first-year history student, I started Professor Amanda Lewis-Nang’ea’s class on the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa with very limited knowledge on the subject matter. At the beginning of our semester, we were assigned a project that would act as a sort of capstone to this class – a …

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