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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: http://www.bu.edu/commencement/  

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: http://www.msnbc.com/the-cycle/watch/the-history-of-hollywood-and-dc-370622019939

BUToday Article Highlights “Final Sale” Exhibit

December 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On December 3, BUToday published an article highlighting the on-going Final Sale exhibit, now on display in the Rubin-Frankel Gallery at the Florence & Chafetz Hillel House.  The exhibit, part of the Economic Racism in Perspective series, "focuses on a small but diverse sample of Jewish businesses that operated in Berlin... More

Remembering the Great War (1914-1918): A Centenary Symposium & Concert

December 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Lisbon, Cambridge, and Milan: Professor Menegon presents at three conferences this Fall

December 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

This past Fall 2014, Professor Eugenio Menegon presented papers on his current research at three conferences: 1) “From Europe to Beijing: Long-distance Travel in the Eighteenth-century China Mission” at the International Symposium "China/Macau: Travels, Pilgrimages, Tourism" organized by the Centro Cientifico e Cultural de Macau (CCCM) in Lisbon (Portugal),  October 13-15, 2014; 2) “Christians as ‘Evil’ in Late Imperial China: Qing... More

Faculty in the Media: Professor Rabinovitch and Margaret Litvin Interview Sayed Kashua

November 25th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BU History Professor Simon Rabinovitch and Margaret Litvin (MENA) recently sat down with Arab Isreali writer Sayed Kashua.  The resulting interview has been published in Marginalia.   Link to full text: http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/conversation-sayed-kashua/

Faculty in the Media: Professor Keylor on WWI and the Middle East

November 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Professor Bill Keylor was interviewed for radio Pacifica in Washington, D.C. for a segment called "Community Watch and Comment".  During the interview, Professor Keylor discussed World War I and its consequences for the Middle East. Link to Pacifica audio archive: http://www.wpfwfm.org/radio/programming/archived-shows

PhD Graduate Kathryn Brownell Publishes Book on “Showbiz Politics”

November 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Recent PhD graduate and Assistant Professor of History at Purdue University, Kathryn Brownell has had her first book Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Life, published by UNC Press.  Brownell's book explores "the negotiations and relationships that developed between key Hollywood insiders and presidential candidates from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton, More