History Dept

Prof. Tananbaum’s New Herbert H. Lehman Bio Lauded by the NY Times

February 28, 2017 11:12 am History Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Professor Duane Tananbaum’s new biography of Herbert H. Lehman was hailed by The New York Times this past Sunday. Longtime Times journalist, Sam Roberts, devoted his entire weekly Bookshelf column to Tananbaum’s magisterial new tome, Herbert H. Lehman: A Political Biography (SUNY Press; $45). At 959 pages, it is the definitive biography of the great […]

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New in Books: Urban Appetites, Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York

July 1, 2014 12:36 pm Faculty, History Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

New York City may be known as the city that never sleeps, but it’s also the city that likes to eat.

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“I Will Not Compromise with My Conscience”: The Legacy of Herbert H. Lehman

December 3, 2013 12:33 pm History Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Fifty years ago, on December 5, 1963, Herbert H. Lehman passed away unexpectedly as he was preparing to travel to Washington, D.C., to receive the new Presidential Medal of Freedom the next day. The 50th anniversary of Lehman’s death is an occasion to look back at the life and legacy of this great statesman and humanitarian for whom Lehman College is named.

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Professor Laird Bergad Says Mexicans Will Likely Become Largest Latino Nationality in the Region

October 8, 2013 9:28 am History Dept, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept

“The growth of the Mexican population in New York City was due to large-scale migration after 1990, as well as comparatively high fertility and birth rates among Mexican women compared with Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Ecuadorians, and Colombians, the region’s other major Latino nationalities,” said Laird W. Bergad.

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Study Abroad Goes to Island of Crete in Greece this Summer

February 13, 2013 11:33 am Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences Dept, History Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Students, Study Abroad

For the third year in a row, the Study Abroad program will offer its popular summer intensive course on ancient Greek culture on the Island of Crete in Greece.

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Professor Emeritus Seraile is Honored by His Alma Mater

October 24, 2012 1:25 pm History Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Professor Emeritus William Seraile, of Lehman College’s African and African American Studies, returned to his alma mater, Central Washington University on October 12 to receive a 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Second Summer for Study Trip to Crete

June 26, 2012 5:30 pm History Dept, Study Abroad

Professor Marie Marianetti (History), second from right, is in Crete once again this summer, teaching Lehman students. This is the second year that the Department of History has taken students to Crete to study “The History and Archaeology of the Bronze Age Minoan and Mycenaean Settlements.” The group has visited many sites, including the archaeological site of Phaestos, shown […]

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Prof. Cindy Lobel Discusses Cookbooks at Conference

March 13, 2012 4:11 pm Faculty, History Dept, In the News

Assistant Professor Cindy Lobel (History) participated in a panel discussion at the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference.

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Promoting Community Development in the Spirit of the Black Panther Party

March 8, 2012 3:59 pm Audio, History Dept, Multimedia, School of Arts and Humanities

Poet and spoken word performer Charlotte O’Neal, also known as “Mama C,” talks about sharing knowledge through community development and grassroots organizing.

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New Book by Prof. Mark Zuss Examines History of Curiosity

February 28, 2012 6:08 pm Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education Dept, Faculty, History Dept

In his latest book, The Practice of Theoretical Curiosity (Springer, 2012), Literacy Professor Mark Zuss examines the history of curiosity, and its uses in science and public life.

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CUNY-Wide Writing Competition Offers up to $1,500 in Prizes

February 8, 2012 4:20 pm Art Dept, English Dept, History Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, Social Work Dept, Sociology Dept, Students

For the second consecutive year, Lehman students are eligible to enter the “Making Work Visible,” writing contest, with prizes ranging from $100 to $1,500.

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Lehman Historian Now Heads the Conference of Historical Journals

January 31, 2012 4:28 pm History Dept

Professor Martin J. Burke of Lehman College’s History Department, a specialist in American intellectual and cultural history as well as the history of Ireland, has been elected president of the Conference of Historical Journals (CHJ), the professional association for the editors of historical journals.

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