By examining the past, you understand the present and can create a better future.

Historians study humanity’s past successes and failures, eras of brilliance and times of darkness, enlightened civilizations, and devastating regimes—all of which help explain the present. And with a firm understanding of what preceded us, you can shape where we are headed. A bachelor’s degree in history means that you’ve learned which ideals, systems, and structures benefited humanity and which ones didn’t, and that can ease your entry into almost any field, such as government, education, and business. Our Department of History faculty will work closely with you to advise you on the myriad opportunities awaiting you.

Adviser Information

Undergraduate Advising

You may e-mail Professor KC Johnson for appointments by phone or videoconference.

Graduate Admissions and Advising

Students should e-mail Associate Professor Rawson for appointments.




Spring 2022, Issue 1

A Brooklyn College Historical Society Publication

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Why You Should Major in History

Professor Carp explains why you should major in history.

why history?

Associate Professor Mancia talks about why you need to take history courses.

Why You Should Be A History Major

Professor Stern explains how a history major allows you to stretch your mind, ideas, and horizons.


Recent news

Lauren Mancia Publishes New Book Meditation and Prayer in the Eleventh-and Twelfth-Century Monastery
BC Brief, History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences | June 5, 2023

Lauren Mancia, Associate History Professor, recently published her book, Meditation and Prayer in the Eleventh-and Twelfth-Century Monastery: Struggling Towards God. The work examines medieval monastic meditation, prayer, and retrospection during

Class of 2023: History in the Making
Best of BC, History, School of Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences | May 3, 2023

Andrea Di Salvio carves her own path on her terms.

Professor Steve Remy Appears in National Geographic’s “Hitler: The Lost Tapes of the Third Reich”
BC Brief, Faculty, History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences | April 24, 2023

Professor of History Steve Remy, a world-renowned scholar of 20th-century German history, was featured in the National Geographic series "Hitler: The Lost Tapes of the Third Reich."

Contact Information

Department Chair: Steven Remy
Undergraduate Deputy Chair: historydeputy@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Graduate Deputy: Michael Rawson

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