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A Tribute to the History Department Class of 2020

Though we were unable to hold our annual convocation ceremony for our graduating seniors, the History Department wanted to virtually commemorate the all the hard work of the Class of 2020. Department staff asked History faculty members and graduating students to share their thoughts in a tribute to the graduates. We’re so proud of you! […]

Prof. Silber’s New Book Receives Honorable Mention from NEASA

Professor Nina Silber is the recipient of the Honorable Mention for the 2020 Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize from the New England American Studies Association for her book This War Ain’t Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America. In their announcement of the award, the NEASA wrote, Nina Silber’s first book, The Romance of Reunion, […]

Prof. Klepper and History PhD Seth Blumenthal Give Advice to the Class of 2020

Every year around Commencement weekend, BU Today releases its annual video incorporating advice and congratulations from BU faculty and staff to the graduating class. In this year’s video for the Class of 2020, Deanna Klepper, Associate Professor of History and Religion, and Seth Blumenthal, a BU History PhD and Senior Lecturer in the CAS Writing Program, recorded […]

PhD Candidate Tom Sojka Wins Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award

Tom Sojka, a PhD candidate in the Department of History, is a recipient of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ 2019-2020 Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award. In the department’s nomination of Sojka for the award, they wrote: Several faculty have nominated Tom Sojka very highly for this award. He is a creative and conscientious teacher, but in […]

Prof. Austin Receives HistoryMakers Digital Archives Award

As announced in Black Enterprise, Professor Paula Austin is a recipient of an Academic Research Award in HistoryMakers’ 2020 Digital Archives Awards. Of her project “A History of Black (un)Rest,” Professor Austin writes, This second book project aims to examine practices of “self-care” in Black (and people of color) activist and organizing communities from early […]

Prof. Siegel Wins Wisneski Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Benjamin Siegel is the 2020 recipient of the Frank and Lynne Wisneski Award for Excellence in Teaching. In the April 29th faculty meeting over Zoom, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs and Policies Joe Bizup announced the faculty teaching awards, saying of Professor Siegel: Specializing in the modern history and politics of South Asia, Ben joined […]

Two Members of the BU History Community to Be Honored at 2020 Commencement

Though BU has not yet been able to announce the new date for its 2020 Commencement ceremonies, the honorary degree recipients, speakers, and faculty award winners were announced at the annual Senior Breakfast, held virtually over Zoom last Friday, as reported by BU Today. This year, the History Department will be represented at the All-University ceremony […]

PhD Candidate Henry Tonks Publishes Article in Journal of Pacific and American Studies

PhD candidate Henry Tonks has recently published an article in the Journal of Pacific and American Studies. The journal is published by the Center for Pacific and American Studies, a part of the Institute for Advanced Global Studies at the University of Tokyo. The article, titled “Looking East: What American Neoliberals Learned from Japanese Political Economy […]