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BU History PhD Anne Blaschke Co-Writes WaPo Column on Kavanaugh Hearing

By Jillian Nichols
September 26th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD Anne Blaschke, now a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross, co-wrote an article in The Washington Post's "Made By History" section. The article historically contextualizes the 1991 Anita Hill testimony at the Senate confirmation hearings of current Justice Clarence Thomas, asking whether... More

Prof. Nolan Wins Military History Book Prize from New York Historical Society

By Jillian Nichols
September 24th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor Cathal Nolan has been awarded the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History (formerly the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize), for The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). The Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New York Historical Society is a $50,000 prize... More

Prof. Siegel Book Launch at Harvard University on Monday, 9/24

By Jillian Nichols
September 21st, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor Benjamin Siegel will speak at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University on Monday, September 24th from 4-6 pm. The event celebrates the release of Professor Siegel's new book Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India.

BU PhD Patricia Peknik Publishes First Book on French Louisiana Music

By Jillian Nichols
September 19th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

BU History Ph.D. Patricia Peknik, currently Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at Berkeley College of Music, has published her first book, French Louisiana Music and Its Patrons: The Popularization and Transformation of a Regional Sound. Based on her 2015 dissertation, the book analyzes the remarkable odyssey of French-language music created by... More

PhD Candidate Agnes Burt Presents Paper at Women’s History Network Conference

By Jillian Nichols
September 10th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Agnes Burt recently presented her paper, “‘Women will resent such an infringement’: The Married Women’s Property Acts and Tax Resistance in the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage,” at the 27th Annual Women’s History Network Conference, held at Portsmouth University, United Kingdom.

PhD Candidate Seth Anderson Wins Smithsonian Fellowship

By Jillian Nichols
September 7th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD candidate Seth Anderson was awarded a short term travel grant to conduct research at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The Travel Research in Equity Collections grant is awarded to researchers "to come to the Museum and use the Archives Center's 20,000 feet of archival materials. More

Prof. Heywood’s Book Gets French Publication, Review by French Minister of Justice

By Jillian Nichols
August 30th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor Linda Heywood's most recent book Njinga of Angola: Africa's Warrior Queen was translated into French and released last week by French publishing house La Découverte. Coinciding with its release, the weekly news magazine L'Obs published a review of the book by Christiane Taubira, the former French Minister of Justice.

Af Am Studies Program Seeks Tenure-Track Faculty for Joint Appointment with History

By Jillian Nichols
August 28th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

The African American Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, beginning July 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval. This position will be joint between the Department of History and the African American Studies program, and we seek a colleague whose scholarship focuses on African American... More

Prof. Chernock Interviewed for ABC’s The Story of the Royals

By Jillian Nichols
August 27th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Associate Professor of British History Arianne Chernock was interviewed in ABC's two part television series The Story of the Royals, which aired August 22nd to 23rd on ABC primetime.

2018-2019 American Political History Seminar Series

By Cady Steinberg
August 23rd, 2018 in Uncategorized.

We are delighted to announce the schedule for the 2018-2019 BU American Political History seminar series.  It's an exciting lineup.  The seminar meets at 12:20 PM in room 504 at 226 Bay State Road. See the Seminar Series Flyer for further details.