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History Department Newsletter for Spring/Summer 2017 Is Now Available

By Jillian Nichols
September 18th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The Spring/Summer 2017 issue of the Department of History’s newsletter The Presence of the Past is now available to view online here. For past issues of the newsletter, visit the History Department’s archives here.

Prof. Chernock Interviewed on Legacy of Princess Diana for BU Today

By Jillian Nichols
August 31st, 2017 in Uncategorized.

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, BU Today discussed Diana's lasting influence on the British monarchy and popular culture with Associate Professor of British History Arianne Chernock. The interview is available at BU Today here.

PhD Candidate Agnes Burt Leaves to Conduct Archival Research in London

By history
August 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

This month, PhD Candidate Agnes Burt will travel to London to conduct archival research for her dissertation, “Reforming the Married State: Women and Property after the Married Women's Property Acts, 1870-1922.”  Her dissertation asks how the extension of property rights to married women under the 1870 and 1882 Married Women’s... More

Silber Interviewed on Confederate Monuments for CommonWealth Magazine Podcast

By Jillian Nichols
August 29th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

After providing analysis in print media on the relevancy of the Civil War in current events over the last couple weeks, Professor Nina Silber also sat down for an interview with "The Codcast," the podcast of Commonwealth Magazine, a publication in affiliation with MassINC, a Massachusetts-based think tank. In an episode titled, "Tipping... More

Prof. Silber Discusses Relevancy of Civil War in WaPo, Boston Globe, and Journal of the Civil War Era

By Jillian Nichols
August 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor of American History Nina Silber offers reflections, in three separate venues, on the different ways the Civil War has been in the news in the last few weeks. For the August 17th entry of The Washington Post's running blog, "Made by History," Professor Silber wrote an op-ed titled "Worshiping the... More

BU History PhD David Atkinson Gives Interview on US History of White Supremacy

By Jillian Nichols
August 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Associate Professor of History at Purdue University David Atkinson was interviewed in the Lafayette Journal & Courier on the history of white supremacy movements in the United States, especially in the context of the violent actions by neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia over the past weekend. The interview is available at the... More

Prof. Schulman Publishes Op-Ed in Washington Post Feature ‘Made by History’

By Jillian Nichols
August 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor Bruce Schulman contributed an op-ed, titled "The United States needs more bureaucracy, not less," to The Washington Post's feature "Made by History," in which historians are asked to provide perspective to current events. BU PhD Kathryn Brownell also acts as Managing Editor for the feature. Professor Schulman's article can be found at The... More

Tracing Family History: Eugenio Menegon in Druento (Piedmont, Italy)

By Jillian Nichols
August 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized.

As part of his research on the Europeans in Beijing in the 18th century, Professor Eugenio Menegon visited this summer the municipality of Druento, near Turin (part of the Dukedom of Savoy in the 18th century). This was the native town of the Meinardi (or Meynardi) family. The Discalced Augustinian Sigismondo... More

BU PhD Anne Blaschke Publishes Op-Ed in the Washington Post

By Jillian Nichols
July 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Visiting Assistant Professor of History at College of the Holy Cross and BU History PhD Anne Blaschke published an op-ed on Friday, July 7th in the Washington Post  on the possible snub of the Golden State Warriors by President Trump and contextualizing the history of White House-athlete relationships since the Kennedy... More

History PhD Zach Fredman Wins Dissertation Prize from SHAFR

By Jillian Nichols
July 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

BU History Ph.D. Zach Fredman has won the second major award for his dissertation, “From Allies to Occupiers: Living with the U.S. Military in Wartime China,” the Betty M. Unterberger Prize from the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. The prize is awarded biannually for the best dissertation on... More