Professor Emeritus Richard Thomas with student Hannah Robertson

At Cornell College, students in history acquire the tools they need to find data, ascertain its veracity, and synthesize it into a coherent narrative that provides perspective and, ultimately, understanding.

Among those tools are research skills, a strong emphasis within the Department of History. Students are encouraged to stretch themselves by participating in a variety of research projects, both on campus and in the field. The skills acquired, developed and honed at Cornell serve students well, no matter what their career choices.

Richard H. Thomas History Scholar Awards for Off-Campus Research

As a Cornell history major or minor, you may be eligible for financial support for off-campus courses or research opportunities. Learn more about the Richard H. Thomas History Scholar Awards for Off-Campus Research and if you decide to apply, contact the History Department chair.

Students Kane, Robertson will work on summer digital history project at Cornell

Cornell history major will intern at African-American Museum of Iowa

History majors will use Thomas scholar awards to study slavery in the Bahamas

History grad’s honors thesis examines 7th century Byzantine/Arab conflict