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History Forum

By Nick Lind, Former President

       History Forum is an engaged group of students who recognize the importance of history and promote further exploration of our past. We participate in various local events that contribute to our knowledge of history or support a good cause in our community. We are open to diverse opportunities and strive to enrich our understanding of history.
      In addition to attending History Department events, History Forum regularly supports a dialogue of history-related posts on our Facebook page, "SUNY Brockport History Forum." Along with the Facebook page, the History Forum also has a page on myBrockport which also informs Forum members of the club’s events.

George Eastman House Trip 2010


      History Forum meets weekly in the Liberal Arts Building room 301 at 7:30 pm.  Anyone is welcome to attend and we encourage students from any academic major or minor to join us!  Our meetings are typically about 30 minutes in length and consist of organizing upcoming events, planning future activities, and discussing relevant historical, political, and social topics.

Upcoming Events

Open Houses

Members of the History Forum alongside members of the history faculty engage with prospective incoming students during the fall and spring Open Houses. Forum members share their experiences in and out of the history classroom and about Brockport in general.

Past Events Include:
Mt. Hope Cemetery tour
Meet and Greet with Professors
Desert receptions following the department's evening lectures
George Eastman House trip
Rochester Museum and Science Center trip
Trivia/Movie/Game Nights
"Myths About Lobbyists: The View From Albany," Lecture by Tom Gosdeck
Charity Book Drive (for local libraries)

History Forum has achieved much this past year, and we look forward to continuing our success in the upcoming academic year.  For more information, contact the department secretary, Teri Rombaut, at (585) 395-2377, or fax (585) 395-2620.


Conner Wolfe, President                                                Email:

Alex Brien, Vice President

Katie Krantz, Treasurer

Kevin Payne, Secretary

Julia Bibko, Coordinator of Public Relations




Last Updated 9/2/14


History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama has published a book, Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868-1964 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama was interviewed by Mainichi, a major national newspaper in Japan, for the Oct. 3, 2014, issue.

The department hosted an NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2014.

History major Amy Freeman has published an article on the Eastman Dental Dispensary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama was interviewed by Yomuiri, a major national newspaper in Japan.

Dr. Ken O'Brien has been named a SUNY Provost Fellow for the 2013-2014 year.

Dr. Bruce Leslie has been named a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.


The Malik Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 7 pm at the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage.

The Robert Marcus Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:30 pm in the lecture hall (room 104) of the Liberal Arts Building.