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History PhD Kate Jewell Innovates the U.S. History Survey

By Jillian Nichols
February 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized.

In a recent contribution to Teaching United States History, BU History Ph.D. Kate Jewell, currently Assistant Professor at Fitchburg State University, redesigns the U.S. History Survey course. Jewell recommends two US History collections, including one edited by BU Professor Bruce Schulman, Making the American Century: Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth... More

Prof. Schulman Publishes Media Nation, Co-Edited Collection on the Political History of News in Modern America

By Jillian Nichols
February 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The University of Pennsylvania Press has just published, Media Nation: The Political History of News in Modern America.  The collection of essays, co-edited by BU Professor Bruce J. Schulman and Princeton’s Julian Zelizer, examines key moments and questions within the evolution of the media from the early days of print... More

History PhD Zach Fredman Awarded Coffman First-Manuscript Prize

By Jillian Nichols
February 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD Zach Fredman has won the prestigious Coffman First-Manuscript Prize from the Society for Military History for his dissertation "From Allies to Occupiers: Living with the U.S. Military in Wartime China." Zach has also received a postdoctoral fellowship to spend the 2017-2018 academic year at Dartmouth’s John Sloan Dickey Center... More

Prof. Farmer’s Work Explored in BU Research Article

By Jillian Nichols
February 15th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Assistant Professor Ashley Farmer's research on black female activists is the subject of a new, in-depth article and interview in BU Research. The story by Sara Rimer, titled "Female Activists Behind the Black Power Movement," is available online at bu.edu/research.

Prof. Ferleger Co-authors Article on Trump’s Trade Policy for History News Network

By Jillian Nichols
February 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

On Sunday, February 12th, 2017, the History News Network published a piece by Department Chair and Professor of History, Louis Ferleger, and Jay Mandle, Professor of Economics at Colgate University. The article, titled "Trump is Right that Trade Has Cost Jobs. But His Solution Is Terrible," can be read here... More

PhD Candidate David Shorten Publishes Article on HNN about Historical Comparisons to Trump

By Jillian Nichols
January 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

BU doctoral candidate David Shorten published an op-ed on the History News Network yesterday, January 29th, 2017. The article, titled "The Three Problems with Historical Comparisons to Trump" is available to view on HNN.com here.

Prof. Blower Delivers Bernath Lecture at American Historical Association Annual Meeting

By Jillian Nichols
January 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor Brooke Blower delivered the Bernath lecture at the American Historical Association annual convention in Denver on January 6, 2017. The Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize is one of the signature prizes awarded each year by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Professor Blower’s talk will be published... More

Prof. Schulman’s History of Media and Politics Course Featured in BU Today

By Jillian Nichols
January 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Today's issue of BU Today featured Professor of History Bruce Schulman's Fall 2016 Special Topics course on the History of Media and Politics in the 20th Century, which met with with COM Professor of Journalism Christopher Daly's course on The Presidency and the Media. The article, titled "Assignment: Write Donald Trump's... More

BU History PhD David Atkinson Releases Book on UNC Press

By Jillian Nichols
January 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The University of North Carolina Press has just published The Burden of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Migration in the British Empire and the United States, a book by BU History Ph.D. David Atkinson. Currently Assistant Professor of History at Purdue, Atkinson’s book, based on his BU doctoral dissertation, offers a comparative history... More

History PhD Anne Blaschke Publishes Post on Sports and Politics to Oxford U. Press Blog

By Jillian Nichols
January 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

On January 4th, 2017, Anne Blaschke, Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of the Holy Cross and 2012 BU History PhD graduate, published a post titled "The Continued Relevance of Sport Diplomacy" on the Oxford University Press blog. Click here to read the post at OUPblog.