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2/3/15 – BUCSA Asian Studies Lunch: “American GIs and Chinese Women: The 1945 Chongqing Jeep Girl Crisis” – a talk by Zach Fredman

January 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Starts: 12:30pm on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Ends: 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Location: Pardee School of Global Studies, Seminar Room, 121 Bay State Road, Boston University   Grad student Zach Fredman shows us how friction over sexual relations between GIs and Chinese women poisoned ties between American servicemen and the Chinese they interacted with during the... More


January 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Please join us at Boston University on Tuesday January 27, for the first spring 2015 lecture in our continuing John E. Sawyer series, "Reinterpreting the Twentieth Century." TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 at 6:00pm Location: Colloquium Room (9th Floor) at B.U.’s Photonics Center (8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston MA 02215) CYNTHIA ENLOE (Clark University) will deliver... More

BU History Faculty in the ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection

January 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Seven current faculty members of the Boston University History Department had their monographs selected so far for inclusion in the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-Book (HEB) online collection ( The collection contains approximately 4,300 books of high quality in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription, and inclusion of a title signifies... More

Professor Keylor’s Commentary: Anti-Semitism in France

January 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

William Keylor, professor of International Relations and History, wrote a reflection on the scourge of anti-Semitism in France for the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. Link to full text article:

Professor Ferleger and Matthew Lavallee’s Market Basket article published by AlterNet

January 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor Ferleger and graduate student Matthew Lavallee recently had their article "The Triumph of Core American Values in the Epic Battle for a Grocery Store Chain," published on  The piece describes this past summer's Market Basket conflict, and illustrates why recognizing the contributions of workers is the key to... More

Professor Rabinovitch’s article “Don’t blame the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for Muslim anti-Semitism in France” published in Haaretz

January 7th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Professor of History Simon Rabinovitch had his article "Don’t blame the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for Muslim anti-Semitism in France" published in Haaretz today.   Link to full text: 

R. S. Deese’s *We Are Amphibians* Featured in “The Page 99 Test”

December 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Recent Ph.D. recipient and CGS lecturer of social science, Dr. R. S. Deese had his publication We Are Amphibians: Julius and Aldous Huxley on the Future of Our Species highlighted on the December 16, 2014 edition of "The Page 99 Test,"  a blog dedicated to reviewing works based on the... More

History Department Commencement Date and Location Announced

December 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The History department 2015 convocation ceremony will be held on Friday, May 15 at 9am in the College of General Studies Auditorium (871 Commonwealth Avenue).   For more information, please see the BU Commencement website:  

Professor Siegel’s Article “Before Malala” Published in MRB

December 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Asst. Professor of South Asian History, Ben Siegel's article, "Before Malala," appeared in the Marginalia Review of Books on December 15, 2014.  The piece, an effort to place the work of this year's Nobel laureate in historical context, portrays two centuries activism for women's education and shows that "Malala is... More

Katie Brownell Promotes New Book “Showbiz Politics” on MSNBC

December 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Recent PhD and Assistant Professor of History at Purdue University, Dr. Katie Brownell, recently appeared on MSNBC touting her new book (a version of her BU doctoral dissertation) Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life.   Link to interview footage: