Study the past. Understand the present. Make your future at Stony Brook.
Welcome to History—an engaged community of scholars dedicated to the public good.
As teachers and mentors, we believe in the power of historical thinking and writing
to improve the lives and careers of undergraduates.
For graduate students, we have an innovative program that uses interdisciplinary themes
to connect diverse histories throughout the world.
t the crossroads of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, we are central
to Stony Brook's mission.
We are open to your questions and interests.
Paul Gootenberg, Chair
EMERGENCY NOTICE (Updated 03/17/2020)
In accordance with the guidance provided by the current New York State of Emergency
and CDC guidelines, faculty and staff will have limited physical presence in the brick
& mortar location of the History Department at Stony Brook University for the remainder
of the Spring 2020 semester.
HOWEVER, we want to assure all students (including graduating seniors) that we will
continue to remain accessible via email during normal business hours to help address
any of your concerns while we all navigate the current situation of COVID-19 guidelines.
We are moving forward in delivering online classes (and virtual office hours) for
the remainder of the semester and will remain diligent in providing you updated information
as it becomes available to us. Please remain in contact with your individual professors
as we move forward through the semester.
Stay safe and maintain sensible social distancing.
We ask that you check our website for updates and for program information at:
The following is a list of staff contact emails & the specific areas they handle:
Susan Grumet – History Undergraduate Coordinator,
Donna Rilling – History Undergraduate Director,
Roxanne Fernandez – History Graduate Coordinator,
Eric Beverley – History Graduate Director,
Paul Gootenberg – History Department Chair,