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“Historian’s Craft” graduate seminar members attend Carlo Ginzburg’s lecture at BU

April 14th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Famed historian Carlo Ginzburg, author of the classic The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller;  Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath, and The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. and numerous important essays on early modern European history and  on historiographical theory,  delivered an exciting... More

“The Problems and Prospects of Diplomatic/International History,” an Essay by Professor Keylor

April 14th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Professor of International Relations and History, Bill Keylor, was recently commissioned to produce an essay by the  H-NET list H-Diplo, on the state of the International History/Diplomatic History field.   Link to full text article: https://networks.h-net.org/system/files/contributed-files/e126.pdf

April 17: Conversations in History lecture – Thomas Doherty “The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League: 1936-1939″

April 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Faculty in the News: Professor Payaslian Gives Talks for BU’s IHI, The Kennedy School of Government, and the Harvard US-China Economic Forum

April 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor Simon Payaslian gave three talks since February. His first lecture, entitled “Was the Armenian Genocide a Model for the Holocaust?” was organized by BU’s International History Institute as part of the IHI Fellows Series. The event took place at the Castle on campus, on February 24, 2015. Professor Payaslian... More

Professor Brooke Blower Highlighted in BU Today Article

March 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Assoc. Professor of History, Brooke Blower, along with Assoc. Professor of Arabic & Comparative Literature, Margaret Litvin, were featured in a recent BU Today article "Two CAS Scholars Win Respected Fellowships."  The piece describes the works of Professor Blower and Professor Litvin, as well as the ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship each were awarded. More

March 26 @ 7pm – UHA Grad School Panel

March 25th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Cuba Alternative Spring Break Course – Experiencing Cuba: History, Politics, and Culture

March 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Guided by Professors Linda Heywood and John Thornton (African American Studies & History), Professor Ana Maria Reyes (CAS assistant professor of Latin American art), and Dr. Amanda Thornton (infectious diseases fellow at Boston Medical Center), thirteen BU students participated in this journey.   During this unforgettable experience, the students were... More

3/27- Conversations in History Lecture: Arthur Goldhammer – “Mr. Piketty and the Historians”

March 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor Chernock’s Opinion Piece Appears in Newsweek

March 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU History professor Arianne Chernock, had her opinion piece "Why do Americans Fawn Over British Royalty?" published by Newsweek over the weekend.   Link to full text article: http://www.newsweek.com/why-do-americans-fawn-over-british-royalty-315671  

New faculty book – FAITHFUL REPUBLIC: Religion and Politics in Modern America

March 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Based on the 2012 Religion and Politics conference hosted by BU, UPenn Press has just released Faithful Republic: Religion and politics in modern America, edited by BU History professor Bruce Schulman, Andrew Preston and Julian Zelizer. "...Faithful Republic explores the dynamics between religion and politics in the United States from the early twentieth century... More