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Prof. Emerita Barbara Diefendorf Publishes New Book with Oxford UP

By Jillian Nichols
February 22nd, 2019 in Uncategorized.

Professor Emerita of History Barbara Diefendorf recently published her latest book with Oxford University Press, titled Planting the Cross: Catholic Reform and Renewal in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth Century France. The first thing that Catholic religious orders did when they arrived in a town to establish a new community was to plant the... More

HGSO Hosts Coffee Chat Series with Prof. Anderson, Organizes New Writing Workshops

By Jillian Nichols
February 6th, 2019 in Uncategorized.

Towards the end of last semester, the HSGO organized another installment of the Coffee Chat Series, this time with Professor Betty Anderson, as well as more Shakespeare Nights led by Charley Binkow. Moreover, Rachel Wilson presented her work during our good ol’ Writing Workshop after Seth Anderson and Tom Sojka... More

BU PhD Matt Pressman Wins PROSE Award from AAP

By Jillian Nichols
January 31st, 2019 in Uncategorized.

BU PhD and Assistant Professor of Journalism Matt Pressman was awarded a PROSE Award from the Association of American Publishers. Pressman's book On Press: The Liberal Values That Shaped the News won the award in the Media and Cultural Studies category.

BU PhD Matt Pressman’s Book Reviewed by Jill Lepore for The New Yorker

By Jillian Nichols
January 22nd, 2019 in Uncategorized.

In the latest issue of The New Yorker, staff writer (and former BU History Professor) Jill Lepore reviews several books on the history of journalism, including On Press, the new book based on his doctoral dissertation of BU History Ph.D. Matthew Pressman (currently Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University).  You... More

An Alternative Thanksgiving: Maritime Asia Conference in Paris for Professor Menegon

By Jillian Nichols
January 8th, 2019 in Uncategorized.

During the past Thanksgiving break (November 21-23, 2018), Professor Eugenio Menegon presented  a paper entitled “Communicating on board and on shore: European testimonies on varieties of lingua franca in maritime China, 1550-1850” at the International Conference “Maritime knowledge for Asian seas. An interdisciplinary dialogue between maritime historians and archaeologists,” organized... More

Call for Papers: 2019 Undergraduate History Association Conference

By Jillian Nichols
December 4th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Academic History Conference will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Students will present conference papers of their own historical interests on group panels, followed by commentary and a Q&A segment. Presentations will be no longer than 12 minutes. The Undergraduate History Association at Boston University welcomes... More

Prof. Silber Publishes New Book, Featured in BU Today

By Jillian Nichols
December 3rd, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor Nina Silber's new book This War Ain’t Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America was published last month on University of North Carolina Press. The book is an examination of the contentious debates among Americans- black and white, northern and southern, New Dealers and conservatives - over how... More

BU History Student Anna Stroinski Wins NACBS Undergraduate Essay Contest

By Jillian Nichols
November 28th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

BU Senior History major Anna Stroinski is one of eight recipients of the North American Conference on British Studies' 2018 Undergraduate Essay Contest. Professor Arianne Chernock nominated Stroinski's paper “God Save the Alternative Jubilee: The Sex Pistols and Meaningful Monarchical Engagement,” written in Professor Chernock's course HI 434: Monarchy in Modern Britain. The... More

Empresses of China: History Seminar on Modern China Visits Exhibition in Salem

By Jillian Nichols
November 16th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

A fabulous new exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem  was the destination for a fieldtrip of the History 487 Seminar “The Making of Modern China” (instructor Prof. Eugenio Menegon) on October 16, 2018, supported by a generous grant of the CAS Academic Enhancement Fund. “Empresses of China’s Forbidden City”... More

From Urban History to Digital Humanities: Fall Conferences for Professor Menegon

By Jillian Nichols
November 15th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

This Fall 2018 Professor Eugenio Menegon has so far presented at four academic conferences on different topics. He first tackled the urban history of Beijing in the Qing period in relation to European establishments in the city, with a paper entitled “Invisible City: European Missionaries and Catholic Community in Qing Beijing,”... More