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“Poles Apart, Melting Together: Science and the Humanities Confront the Anthropocene” – June 27, Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at Boston University’s College of General Studies

May 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Each summer, the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning invites scholars from around the world to explore a timely topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. Based on using an interdisciplinary approach for nearly fifty years at the College of General Studies, we know that exploring one topic from multiple perspectives generates... More

History Department co-sponsors “Binding Maritime China” BU-NEU-Brandeis Conference at Boston University, May 29-30, 2015

May 7th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

The History Department is co-sponsoring an upcoming international conference on the history of maritime China (16th - 20th century), co-organized by Professor Eugenio Menegon (History & Boston University Center for the Study of Asia), and Professors Philip Thai (History, Northeastern University) and Xing Hang (History, Brandeis University), with support from... More

Professor Keylor Interviewed by Russian News Service

May 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor William Keylor was interviewed  by the Russian new service on West European public attitudes toward the contribution of the Russian army to the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. link to story:

Professor Keylor Interviewed by CBS/New York for Centennial Anniversary of the Lusitania Sinking

May 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

May 7th is the centennial of the sinking by a German submarine of the British ocean liner Lusitania, which resulted in the deaths of 128 Americans and caused widespread anti-German opinion in the United States, which was at the time neutral in the First World War. Professor William Keylor was... More

Professor Siegel wins Sardar Patel Award

May 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Ben Siegel, who's dissertation, "Independent India of Plenty: Food, Hunger, and Nation-Building in Modern India," won the 2014 Sardar Patel Award for "the best doctoral dissertation on any aspect of modern India - social sciences, humanities, education and fine arts." The award is given... More

Keylor Explores the Role of the U.S. Congress during World War One at Paris Conference.

May 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor William Keylor was the only American scholar invited to participate in an international colloquium in Paris on April 25 sponsored  by La Société d’Histoire Diplomatique of France.  Attended by French, German, British, Austrian, and Swiss scholars, the conference was held in the sumptuous building of the Fondation Singer/Polingac.  The title... More

Professor Menegon, Historian of China and Director of BUCSA, wins Two Fellowships at IAS and BC for Project on Europeans in Imperial Beijing

April 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor Eugenio Menegon, Associate Professor of Chinese History and Director of the BU Center for the Study of Asia (Pardee School of Global Studies), was awarded two residential research fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. He will spend Fall 2015 as a Member of the School of Historical Studies at the... More

Prof. Ben Siegel elected to BU Center for the Study of Asia’s Board

April 29th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor Benjamin Siegel (South Asian History; was elected as a new member of the Executive Board of the BU Center for the Study of Asia. Professor Siegel offers below some thoughts on how he can contribute to the growth of Asian History and Asian Studies in his new position: In my second... More

Professor Blower’s new co-authored book just out with Cornell University Press

April 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Cornell University Press has just released The Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn, a work co-authored by BU History Professor, Brooke Blower and Mark Philip Bradley (University of Chicago). "In The Familiar Made Strange, twelve distinguished historians offer original and playful readings of American icons and artifacts that cut... More

4/28: “Rethinking the End of the British Empire” by Caroline ELKINS (Harvard University)

April 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized.