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Prof. Chernock Interviewed on British Royal Family for Jezebel

By Jillian Nichols
April 23rd, 2018 in Uncategorized.

In an interview with Jezebel titled "An Expert Explains America's Obsession With the British Royal Family," Professor Arianne Chernock discussed Americans' fascination with British royalty. The interview is available to read at Jezebel here.

American Political History Institute Holds its 10th Annual Graduate Conference

By Jillian Nichols
April 10th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

The 10th Annual American Political History Institute Graduate Conference was held April 6-7, 2018 at Boston University. Eighteen panelists representing seventeen institutions across the United States and Europe presented work exploring the horizons of the field, particularly the myriad ways that politics and public policy structure everyday life. This year’s... More

Prof. Payaslian Presents Paper at Conference Commemorating the First Republic of Armenia

By Jillian Nichols
April 6th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor Simon Payaslian presented a paper, entitled “Free Armenia (newspaper)―Herald of the Anti-Bolshevik Rebellion, February-April 1921,” at the international conference commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia, 1918-1921. The conference was organized by the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Antelias, More

Prof. Schulman Publishes Article on LBJ in The Washington Post

By Jillian Nichols
April 2nd, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor Bruce Schulman recently published an article in The Washington Post's "Made by History" series. The article, titled "Lyndon Johnson left office as a deeply unpopular president. So why is he so admired today?" is available to read online here.

Prof. Menegon to Participate in Colloquium at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College

By Jillian Nichols
March 29th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Associate Professor of Chinese History Eugenio Menegon will participate in a colloquium at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College. The event, titled "Calamity from Within? Jesuits, Papal Legates, and Chinese Imperial Envoys in the Eighteenth Century" will take place on Thursday April 12th from 3 to 5pm... More

PhD Student Andrew Bell Receives Predoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian

By Jillian Nichols
March 27th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Ph.D. candidate Andrew Bell was recently offered a predocotoral fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution. The fellowship, open to researchers across academic disciplines interested in utilizing materials housed at the various Smithsonian facilities, will enable him to conduct research necessary for his dissertation, tentatively titled “Digging Deep: Archaeologists and American Foreign... More

PhD Student Cari Babitzke Publishes Article in The Washington Post

By Jillian Nichols
March 26th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

On March 23rd, a new piece by BU History PhD Candidate Cari Babitzke was published in The Washington Post as part of its "Made by History" series. The piece, titled "How the AR-15 became America's rifle," is available to read online here.

Prof. Mayers Releases New Book, America and the Postwar World

By Jillian Nichols
March 21st, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor of History and Political Science David Mayers has a new book out this month on Routledge Press titled America and the Postwar World: Remaking International Society, 1945-1956. The main tide of international relations scholarship on the first years after World War II sweeps toward Cold War accounts. These have emphasized the... More

First Issue of Modern American History Now Available

By Jillian Nichols
March 16th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professors Brooke Blower and Sarah Phillips (BU History Department) are pleased to announce that the first issue of Modern American History (MAH) is now available in print and online at As founding executive editors, Blower and Phillips have been working for two years to launch this new journal with Cambridge University... More

Prof. Johnson Talks to HGSO for Ongoing Coffee Chat Series

By Jillian Nichols
March 14th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

The History Graduate Student Organization continued with its Coffee Chat Series this semester. On February 27, Professor James Johnson spoke to graduate students about his background, past and present research, and ways of thinking about methodology. Essentially, these coffee and pastry-fueled discussions provide the opportunity for professors and graduate students (both History... More