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APHI co-sponsors “Seeing Beyond the Partisan Divide” symposium Oct 2-3

October 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized.

The Miller Center, University of Virginia Page-Barbour Interdisciplinary Initiatives Committee, and the American Political History Institute are pleased to announce “Seeing Beyond the Partisan Divide, ” scheduled for October 2-3 at UVA's Miller Center.   for more event info, please see the following links:

Prof. Schulman co-author’s HNN Op-Ed “Why Academic Historians Should Focus Once Again on the American Presidency”

September 29th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Huntington Professor of History Bruce Schulman, with Compton Professor at UVA's Miller Center Brian Balogh, co-authored an Op-Ed for George Mason's History Network News "Why Academic Historians Should Focus Once Again on the American Presidency."   link to full-text:

Ella Howard (Armstrong Atlantic University) presents “Becoming Digital: Empowering Students Through the Digital Humanities” – September 29

September 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Undergraduate History Association – First meeting Thursday, Sept 24

September 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized.

The current issue of Diplomacy and Statecraft (September 2015) contains an essay by David Mayers, “Humanity in 1948: The Genocide Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

September 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

By approving prohibitions on genocide and embracing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations in 1948 sustained a theory premised on the centrality of people—both in their collective and individual capacities—that enjoyed primacy over the claims of the sovereign state. This affirmation of human rights dovetailed with... More

Pressman’s piece “Donald Trump Is Reagan’s Heir” appears in The Atlantic

September 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU grad student, Matt Pressman, had his piece "Donald Trump is Reagan's Heir" appear in the Atlantic today.   Link to full text:

“The Historical Ecology of Malaria in Ethiopia,” Pardee House Seminar with Prof Jim McCann – Sept 29

September 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Digital Humanities Symposium, Oct. 2-3

September 15th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Register here via Eventbrite, and follow #BUDH2015 for updates

Prof Ferleger and grad student Matthew Lavallee co-author “Taylor’s World Revisted” for Business and Economic History Online

September 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

"Taylor’s World Revisited” Abstract: Textbooks often provide readers with first impressions or introductions. Therefore, the portrayal of Frederick Winslow Taylor in management textbooks might explain why many hold Taylor and his ideas in low regard. Rather than recognizing Taylor as one of the first thinkers to study work in and of itself, More


September 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

In the latest (August 2015 issue) of the Journal of Southern History , Professor Bruce Schulman published a remembrance of Carl N. Degler, the pioneering historian of slavery and race relations, and women and the family, who passed away last December at the age of 93.  A Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar, founding member of... More