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Current PhD Program in History student groups:

The City University of New York Early American Republic Seminar (CUNY EARS) is a student-run seminar founded in 2010 to foster conversations on the history of the United States from its founding through the Civil War. Throughout the academic year they host workshops of works-in-progress by graduate students and established scholars from a wide range of disciplines including history, legal studies, literature and American studies.

The Public History Collective  is an interdisciplinary group based in the History Program at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. Their members create and engage with the public through new and innovative scholarship in museums, tours, digital history, archives, education, and public history’s many other forms.

The reading group on Gender, Race, and Sexuality is a student-run seminar that meets throughout the semester to discuss interdisciplinary work on the history of gender, race, and sexuality. Their goal is to re-examine classic texts and explore new developments in the field, while also providing an opportunity to both further develop and receive feedback on their own work. You can reach them at