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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).

Prof. Premilla Nadasen explores history of African American household-worker unionizing

The latest book by history professor Premilla Nadasen, Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement (Beacon Press, 2015) sheds new light on an often-overlooked activist movement of the mid-20th century—that of African American domestic workers.

Salon.com features Prof. Premilla Nadasen’s book on the domestic-worker movement

An excerpt from Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement, a new book by Associate Professor of History Premilla Nadasen, was recently featured on Salon.

Drinking deep of professors' knowledge at Raising the Bar event

Barnard professors deliver sold-out lectures in bars as part of popular Raising the Bar event.