Undergraduate History Council
The Undergraduate History Council (UHC) is a group of undergraduate representatives for history majors and concentrators. They also serve as student advisors to the Undergraduate Education Committee (UNDED). Membership to the UHC is open each fall by application, and members are expected to serve for at least one full academic year (though standard service length is 1.5 years, typically beginning in the spring of the sophomore or junior year). UHC members engage in a number of independent activities intended to improve undergraduates' educational experiences in the department.
Spring 2017 UHC Membership
- Asha Banerjee, CC’17, Modern European History email@example.com
- Poorvi Bellur, CC'19, Postcolonial South Asian and Middle Eastern History, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spencer Cohen, CC'18, Modern Japanese History, email@example.com
- Phil Jeffery, CC'17, Intellectual History, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Noam Kornsgold, JTS/GS'17, 19th Century American History, email@example.com
- Jenna Lee, CC'18, 19th & 20th Century Eastern Europe, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Blake Mueller, CC'18, Modern Anglo-American History, email@example.com
- Patricia Pou Jové, CC'17, Modern Latin America and the Caribbean, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Martin Ridge, CC'17, Intellectual History, email@example.com
- James Woodall, CC'18, 19th Century American History, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Caroline Zeng, Barnard Rep, BC'18, Economic and Social History, email@example.com
News and Events
- Congratulations and welcome to our new members: Poorvi Bellur, Spencer Cohen, Jenna Lee, Blake Mueller, James Woodall, and Caroline Zeng!
- The UHC and the CUJH Editorial Board are in the process of reviving the Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History, which is currently accepting submissions for its 2017 issue. All current undergraduates are eligible to submit one 5000 to 7000 word historical research manuscript. All submissions must also include a professor or teaching assistant nomination, emailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email all submissions to email@example.com as a Microsoft Word Document no later than January 15th, 2017. In order to maintain anonymity in the editorial process, the manuscript should contain no personally identifiable information. Please note that the current issue of the journal is slated for January 2017 release. Thank you for your submissions!
- On Friday, November 11th, the UHC held the panel discussion "Capitalism in Crisis? Economic History and its Uses Today" featuring Professors Adam Tooze and Richard John. Thanks to all who attended!
*For reference, here is a summary of the degree requirements:
|Courses in History||9 courses||7 courses|
|Specialization||4 courses||3 courses|
|Breadth Requirement||3 courses outside specialization: 1 removed in time and 1 removed in space||2 courses outside specialization: 1 removed in time and 1 removed in space||Seminar Requirement||2 seminars, at least 1 in specialization||None|