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Enroll now in HIST 249: Colonial New York, my new course that will be taught in Amsterdam and Paris in summer 2015.  This course will focus on the seventeenth century in New York, an arena where the Six Nations of the Iroquois, French soldiers and missionaries, Dutch traders and trappers, and English imperialists all vied for control and influence.  Basing ourselves in Amsterdam and later in Paris, we will visit sites related to the European side of this Atlantic encounter, and study the places and people that shaped the very early history of what became the 'Empire State.'


Michael Oberg

Professor of


Sturges Hall 310
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Michael Oberg has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Syracuse University

Research Interests

  • Colonial U.S.
  • Native American


Awards and Honors

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2013
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003

Publications and Professional Activities