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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

Prof. Schulman’s “Media and Politics” Course Featured in BU Today

By Jillian Nichols
October 31st, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor Bruce Schulman's course on "Media and Politics in Modern America" was featured in BU Today's "One Class, One Day" series alongside its team-taught counterpart "The Presidency and the Media," offered by COM Professor of Journalism Chris Daly. The feature, titled "Trump and the Press: We've Been Here Before," is available to... More

Kansas Press Publishes New Book by BU PhD Seth Blumenthal

By Jillian Nichols
October 29th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

The University Press of Kansas has just published Children of the Silent Majority: Young Voters and the Rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980.  Currently Senior Lecturer in the BU Writing Program, Blumenthal unearths the remarkable, largely unappreciated story of outreach to young voters by Republicans and conservatives in the 1960s... More

Fall Updates from the History Graduate Student Organization

By Jillian Nichols
October 26th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

As October comes to a close, we wanted to recap the various events that took place at 226 BSR up until now. First, our own Charley Binkow led us through a lively discussion of Henry IV, Part One for this year’s first installment of the Shakespeare Book Club. We then braved... More

Harvard University Press Publishes New Book by BU PhD Matt Pressman

By Jillian Nichols
October 26th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Harvard University Press has just published On Press: The Liberal Values That Shaped the News, by BU Ph.D. Matthew Pressman.  Currently Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University, Pressman analyzes the transformation of American journalism in the years after World War II.  Based on his BU dissertation, and extensive research in the... More

BU History PhD Anne Blaschke Co-Writes WaPo Column on Kavanaugh Hearing

By Jillian Nichols
September 26th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD Anne Blaschke, now a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross, co-wrote an article in The Washington Post's "Made By History" section. The article historically contextualizes the 1991 Anita Hill testimony at the Senate confirmation hearings of current Justice Clarence Thomas, asking whether... More