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A Look at the Department’s First Annual History Concentrators’ Pizza Party

By Jillian Nichols
October 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Last Thursday, October 20th, the History Department hosted its first annual History Concentrators' Pizza Party, open to any interested majors, minors, faculty, or other students of history. Take a glance at some of the photos from the event, courtesy of Professor Eugenio Menegon.       

‘Making of Modern China’ Seminar Visits Chinese House in Salem

By Jillian Nichols
October 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

     On October 13, 2016, members of the History Seminar “The Making of Modern China” (HI 487; instructor Professor Eugenio Menegon) visited the Yin Yu Tang Chinese traditional house at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem ( The trip was an occasion to discuss the topic of family structure and gender relations... More

Tonight: Prof. Schulman Participates in Gitner Lecture on the 2016 Presidential Election

By Jillian Nichols
October 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

As featured in today's edition of BU Today, BU History Professor Bruce Schulman will be participating in a special Gitner Family Lecture panel on the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Also offering their commentary will be Professor of Political Science Neta Crawford and Assistant Professor of... More

Prof. Siegel Publishes Article with WION for World Food Day

By Jillian Nichols
October 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

On October 16th, 2016, Assistant Professor Benjamin Siegel published an editorial with World is One News. The article, titled "World Food Day and hunger: Are Solutions hiding in plain sight?" can be read on

PhD Candidate Lilly Havstad Publishes Article in South African Historical Journal, Delivers Talk for MET

By Jillian Nichols
October 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

In its latest issue, the South African Historical Journal published a new article by BU PhD candidate Lilly Havstad. The article, titled "Multiracial Women and the African Press in Post-World War II Lourenço Marques, Mozambique," is currently available online here. The journal will be out in print later this month. Havstad... More

Intercultural Clothing: Prof. Menegon Delivers ‘Ricci Lecture’ at Saint Louis University

By Jillian Nichols
October 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

  In the afternoon of October 3rd, Professor Eugenio Menegon delivered the Fall "Ricci Lecture" at St. Louis University (SLU), St. Louis, Missouri, as part of the "Matteo Ricci Speakers Series: the Jesuits, Christianity, China, and the Intercultural Experience" sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Departments... More

Prof. Schulman Publishes Review Essay on Bicycling in Reviews in American History

By Jillian Nichols
October 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Professor of History Bruce Schulman (pictured below) published a review essay on bicycling in the turn of the century United States. "Pedaling Toward Modernity" appears in the September 2016 issue of Reviews in American History, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. To view the piece, visit

PhD Candidate Krista Kinslow Made Graduate Research Associate for Kentucky Historical Society

By Jillian Nichols
October 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD candidate Krista Kinslow recently won an award from the Kentucky Historical Society to work as one of eight Graduate Research Associates for the Society's Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition. To find out more about the award and the Kentucky Historical Society, click here.

Prof. Edmund Russell to Deliver Lecture at Mass. Historical Society

By Jillian Nichols
September 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Professor of History Edmund Russell is scheduled to give a talk at the Massachusetts Historical Society on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 from 5:15 to 7:30pm. The talk, entitled "Adapting Capitalism to Climates: Entrepreneurs, Stock, and Transcontinental Telegraphy in the United States, 1844-1861," will be followed by comments from MIT Professor Merrit... More

BU PhD Kathryn Brownell Publishes Two New Articles in Presidential Studies Quarterly and Reuters

By Jillian Nichols
September 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

BU Ph.D. Kathryn Brownell, currently Assistant Professor at Purdue, has just published two new articles. The first, “Gerald Ford, Saturday Night Live, and the Development of the Entertainer-in-Chief,” appears in the current issue of Presidential Studies Quarterly. You can find the second, an op-ed for Reuters, at: