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“Wars of Conviction and the Cultural Legacies of War,” a symposium in honor of Professor Barbara B. Diefendorf

September 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Professor Nolan’s Review of Dawes’ ‘Evil Men’ Featured by Wall Street Journal

September 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Professor Cathal Nolan recently reviewed Evil Men, a work by Professor James Dawes (Macalester College) based on interviews with perpetrators of horrific atrocities, primarily Japanese Army soldiers and other personnel, during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–45).  Professor Nolan's review appeared in The Michigan War Studies Review on August 27, 2014 (link to full... More

Grad Student Mark Kukis Publishes Op-Ed in Time Magazine

September 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Graduate student, Mark Kukis, recently published an Op-Ed that appeared in Time Magazine on September 12, 2014, entitled, "It's a Huge Mistake to Back Rebel Groups."  The piece describes the U.S. and Saudi Arabian governments' support of Syrian anti-ISIS rebels, and discusses, historically, the problem with supporting these kinds of... More

Grad Student Chris Conz Awarded Fulbright Student Grant

September 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Graduate student, Chris Conz, has been awarded a Fulbright Student Grant through the Institute of International Education, sponsored by the U.S. State Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Conz will use the grant to help fund his dissertation research in Lesotho, Africa.  He will be examining historical interactions in... More

PhD Graduate Richard Samuel Deese Publishes Book on Julian and Aldous Huxley

September 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Richard Samuel Deese (GRS '07) will publish We Are Amphibians: Julian and Aldous Huxley on the Future of Our Species with the University of California Press this November.  We Are Amphibians, which is based on his dissertation, tells the story of two brothers who changed the way we think about the future of our... More

Prof. Sarah Phillips participates in a roundtable review of *The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over the Earth’s Future*

September 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BU History Professor Sarah Phillips recently participated in a round table review of The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over the Earth's Future, by Paul Sabin (2013).  Professor Phillips' comments, along with those of several other prominent environmental historians, were published in H-Environment Round Table Reviews.  Click here... More

UHA Extends a Warm Welcome to Incoming BU Students

September 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

  The Undergraduate History Association appeared at SPLASH on Nickerson field on the semester's first Saturday. From their table topped with UHA posters and mailing lists, the club officers espoused information about the association and its activities to passerbys (mostly curious freshmen). Extending a warm welcome to not just History majors, More

The Marginalia Review seeks Undergraduate Interns and Graduate Editorial Assistant

September 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.


NEW FACULTY BOOK: Chinese Translation of Matteo Ricci’s Diary

August 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Recently the Commercial Press of Shanghai, one of the largest publisher in China, published a Chinese version of Matteo Ricci’s Dell¹entrata della Compagnia di Giesù e Christianità nella Cina (On the entrance of the Society of Jesus and Christianity into China), translated and annotated by Professor Wen Zheng (Beijing Foreign... More

Microhistory in East Asia: A Lecture in Rome

August 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On June 17th, 2014, while a visiting scholar at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Professor Eugenio Menegon gave a lecture for the Third Doctoral Seminar on “Europe and East Asia: Cultural and Linguistic Contacts” at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” The seminar... More