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Current PhD Program in History student groups:

Our largest group is the Peer Mentor Program. A handful of students saw the opportunity for increased constructive communication between students and sought to create an environment where information could be shared and guidance could be provided in a supportive, open, candid manner. Over the course of that first year (2014-15), students took initiative to build a series of workshops dedicated to the First Year Experience, prepping for exams, and teaching undergraduates. In the years since, the program has grown to include workshops focusing on writing, publishing, conferences, and grants. The program as a whole can be contacted at

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