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Modern Intellectual History August 2014 Table of Contents

July 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

MIH 11.2 ToC

Of Rights and Witches: Bentham’s Critique of the Declaration of Independence

July 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Posted on July 3, 2014by James Schmidt It is not surprising that friends of the Enlightenment tend to assume that the Enlightenment was generally friendly towards the American Revolution. Richard Price had, after all, been an energetic supporter of the Colonial cause and, like Joseph Priestley, saw it as a link in the... More

Professor Jim Johnson Awarded ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowships

June 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Professor Jim Johnson of the BU History Department was recently awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship.  During his ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowship terms, Professor Johnson will be working on Means of Concealment: French Identity and the Self, the follow-up book... More

Professor Siegel Publishes Article Discussing the Role of Religion in India’s Recent Elections

May 27th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Professor Benjamin Siegal, historian of South Asia and Professor of History at Boston University, had his article, "The Multiple Ideas of India: Narendra Modi and the Meaning of Indian Secularism," published in Marginalia. Link to article:

Professor Rubin Awarded Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

May 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Jeffrey Rubin, who was recently awarded a Visiting Scholar Fellowship with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University for Spring 2015.   Professor Rubin will use this opportunity to work on his new project,  Citizen Subjectivities Reconfigured: Social Movements, Business, and Religion... More

Professor Chernock’s Commencement Speech, Lessons from the History of the History Major at Boston University

May 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

"Graduating seniors, why are you here, in this room, this morning? Why? Because you all decided to major in history. So while you may not have lots in common with those sitting next to you, you have shared the experience of taking history courses together, courses with titles like: the... More

Images from the History Department Commencement Ceremony – May 16, 2014

May 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

History Honors Recipients Toasted and Feted to Celebrate the Occasion

May 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized.


Recent Graduate Student Conferences at BU

May 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

American Political History Institute Graduate Student Conference  On April 11-12, the APHI held its sixth annual Boston University graduate student history conference. This year’s theme was “The Politics of Protest: Dissent, Interest Groups, and the Loyal and Disloyal Opposition in U.S. Political History.” The conference drew participants from twelve universities across... More

Professor Johnson and Matthew Pressman Awarded the Gitner Undergraduate Teaching Prizes in History

May 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The Department of History is pleased to announce the inaugural prize winners of the Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Undergraduate Teaching Prizes in History.   The faculty recipient is James Johnson, cited for his innovative work and teaching in HI 190 and his superior teaching record in other undergraduate classes last... More