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Prof. Silber Interviewed for “What I’m Reading” Series on the HNN

December 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized

Professor Nina Silber was interviewed by the History News Network as part of a regular feature called “What I’m Reading,” in which historians discuss books they are reading and their thoughts on historical scholarship. To read the interview with Professor Silber, click here.

Prof. Jarvis Talks to the HGSO at the 2nd Installment of its Coffee Chat Series

December 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized

The History Graduate Student Organization held the second installment of its Coffee Chat Series on December 6. While enjoying some pie this time (as it is the season!), Professor Eric Jarvis spoke to graduate students about his research, approaches on how to tackle the qualifying oral examination, and his take on teaching and pedagogy.

The series will continue next semester! These are coffee and pastry-fueled discussions that provide the opportunity for professors to present the research they are currently working on to graduate students. It also aims to allow graduate students and faculty members to get to know each other better in an informal setting. If you would be interested in participating, contact Elizabeth Hameeteman (ehameete@bu.edu).

BU PhD Anne Blaschke Publishes Article on the Causes of #MeToo for the Washington Post

December 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Anne Blaschke, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at College of the Holy Cross and BU PhD graduate, published an article for The Washington Post‘s “Made by History” feature, titled “#MeToo is undoing the devil’s bargain of the 1990s,” on the ways in which men maintained structural power through sexual coercion even as women made gains in the workplace throughout the 1990s.

Prof. Heywood Discusses the Earliest Africans in the US for NPR Nantucket

December 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Linda Heywood, Professor of History and African American Studies, was interviewed for NPR Nantucket’s CrossCurrents program, hosted by Scott Widmeyer. In this episode, titled “We Better Know Our History w/ Dr. Linda Heywood,” Professor Heywood discusses the first Africans recorded in the present-day United States, who arrived in what is now Hampton, Virginia in 1619. To listen to the interview, click here.

Prof. Chernock Interviewed on Anglophilia in the US for the New York Times

December 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized

In an article published by The New York Times titled “Do Americans Love the British Royal Family? Quite,” Professor Arianne Chernock is one of several experts quoted on the current and historical love for British culture and the British royal family in the United States.

Rolling Stone Magazine Turns 50 Years Old and Prof. Schulman Takes Stock

November 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized

November 9th, 2017 marked the 50th anniversary since the debut of Rolling Stone magazine.  In a piece for The Washington Post‘s “Made by History” series, Professor Bruce Schulman, whose writing career began long ago as a college rock critic (reviewing the Clash’s London Calling, a concert by Blondie, etc.) reflects on the magazine’s odyssey and impact in an article titled, “Can’t escape politics today? Blame Rolling Stone.”

BU PhD Matt Pressman Publishes Article Analyzing Proposed AT&T-Time Warner Merger

November 29th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Recent BU History Ph.D. Matt Pressman, now Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University, recently published an article in The Washington Post that uncovers the historical background underlying the proposed mega-merger of media conglomerates AT&T and Time Warner.  The article, titled “The Justice Department’s move to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger sweeps aside centuries of government policy,” was published as part of the Post‘s “Made by History” series and is available to read online here.

Prof. Nolan Interviewed on New Book for BU’s Arts & Sciences Magazine

November 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Associate Professor of History Cathal Nolan gave interview for the Fall 2017 issue of the College of Arts and Science’s magazine on his new book, The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost. The article can be found online here.

Prof. Blower Gives Keynote Lecture for Conference at Utrecht University

November 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Professor Brooke Blower delivered the keynote lecture, “Race, Democracy, and Empire: Americans in Europe and Its Colonies during World War II,” at the conference, Perceptions of the Transatlantic Other, 1900-2000, at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, on November 8, 2017.

HGSO Kicks Off Coffee Chat Series with Talk by Prof. Ashley Farmer

November 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

The History Graduate Student Organization initiated its Coffee Chat Series this fall! These are coffee and pastry-fueled discussions that provide the opportunity for professors to present the research they are currently working on to graduate students. The series also aims to allow graduate students and new faculty members to get to know each other better in an informal setting. Professor Ashley Farmer kicked off the series on November 7, sharing insights into her writing process, archival sources, and (forthcoming) research projects, including her newly published book “Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era.”

If you would be interested in participating in our Coffee Chat Series, contact Elizabeth Hameeteman (ehameete@bu.edu).