Sixteenth Annual Reacting to the Past Institute Draws Representatives from 100 Colleges and Universities

More than 180 participants, from 100 colleges and universities across the U.S., Canada, Norway, China, and Australia, will convene at Barnard's Sixteenth Annual Reacting to the Past Institute on June 9–12. 

Fall 2015
Few Americans know Iraq and its history as well as Phebe Marr, who became engrossed in studying the region as a Barnard student in the 1950s. She...
Spring 2016
Theirs is a tale of sibling devotion—to each other, and to a cause. Born early in the 20th century, two sisters—Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30, an elementary school...
Fall 2015
It’s just before 1 p.m. on the second floor of Milbank Hall and students are rushing to put the final touches on their costumes as they prepare...

Professor Nara Milanich Discusses Paternity Research

Last week, Associate Professor of History Nara Milanich penned a New York Times letter to the editor in response to an article on mistaken paternity (Link to article). Prof. Milanich, who is currently researching a book about the topic, The Birth of Uncertainty: A Global History of the Paternity Test, is under contract with Harvard University Press.

Prof. Andrew Lipman explores the role of the seas in the colonial Northeast

In his first book, The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast, Prof. Lipman explores the clash between colonial forces and Native tribes from a maritime perspective

New LeFrak Center opens with classrooms, office space, and library

After a complete transformation, Barnard's former gymnasium officially reopens January 19 as the new LeFrak Center, housing classrooms, the library, archives, study spaces, the Empirical Reasoning Center, and the departments of economics, history, political science, and urban studies, while the College builds its new teaching and learning center over the next two and a half years.

History professor Joel Kaye wins prestigious Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History

History professor Joel Kaye has received the 2015 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History, awarded by the American Philosophical Society, for his book A History of Balance, 1250-1375 (Cambridge University Press, 2014).