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Summer 2018 Issue of History Department’s Newsletter, The Presence of the Past

By Jillian Nichols
August 14th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

The Summer 2018 departmental newsletter, The Presence of the Past, is now available to read online here. Click here to browse past issues.

Society for US Intellectual History Publishes Blog Series on Capper’s Co-edited Sourcebook

By Jillian Nichols
August 13th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

After the publication of the 7th edition of The American Intellectual Tradition, the two volume sourcebook published by Oxford University Press and co-edited by David Hollinger and BU Professor of History Charles Capper, the Society for United States Intellectual History began publishing a series of blog posts from instructors around the... More

BU History PhD Anne Blaschke Publishes Op-Ed in Washington Post

By Jillian Nichols
August 8th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

The Washington Post's "Made by History" section published an op-ed written by BU History PhD and Visiting Assistant Professor in History at the College of the Holy Cross titled "Why this is the moment for a '9 to 5' sequel." The article analyzes the historical impact of the original 9 to 5 film starring... More

PhD Candidate Seth Anderson Publishes Op-Ed in Washington Post

By Jillian Nichols
August 7th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD candidate Seth Anderson published a new op-ed in The Washington Post's "Made by History" section. The article, titled "Why we still haven't banished conversion therapy in 2018," is up on the Post's website here.

Prof. Menegon Is Co-investigator in Digital Humanities Project at BU’s Hariri Institute

By Jillian Nichols
July 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

In early June, Professor Eugenio Menegon (Chinese History), together with co-investigator Prof. Daryl Ireland (Associate Director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission & Research Assistant Professor of Mission, BU’s School of Theology) received the exciting news that a Digital Humanities Project they are jointly sponsoring was awarded a... More

Modern American History’s Second Issue Out Now!

By Jillian Nichols
July 6th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

The second issue of Modern American History, the new journal from Cambridge University Press, co-edited by BU History Professors Brooke Blower and Sarah Phillips, is available now on the Cambridge University Press website.

BU PhD Aaron Hiltner Wins Honorable Mention in Society for Military History First-Manuscript Prize

By Jillian Nichols
June 29th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Aaron Hiltner, a BU History PhD and now a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received an Honorable Mention for his dissertation, "Friendly Invasions: Civilians and Servicemen on the World War II American Home Front," in the Society for Military History's Edward M. Coffman First-Manuscript Prize.

Prof. Blower Delivers Plenary at Annual HOTCUS Conference in Cambridge, UK

By Jillian Nichols
June 29th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor Brooke Blower was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States, hosted at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK from June 13th to 15th. Professor Blower delivered her paper, "Moonlight and Magnesium Bombs: White Southern Reckonings with Race, Democracy, More

Prof. Rabinovitch Publishes Essay in Aeon Magazine

By Jillian Nichols
June 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Today Aeon Magazine published an essay by Assistant Professor Simon Rabinovitch. The essay, titled "Reciprocity, not tolerance, is the basis of healthy societies," is available to read online.

Prof. Payaslian Publishes Two Papers on Armenians in Syria by Haigazian University Press

By Jillian Nichols
June 19th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Professor Simon Payaslian published two papers in Armenians of Syria: Proceedings of the Conference (May 24–27, 2015), ed. Antranik Dakessian (Haigazian University Armenian Diaspora Research Center: Haigazian University Press, 2018).  Payaslian’s first paper, entitled “The Legacy of the Armenian Community in Syria: A Century of Diasporic Existence, 1915-2015” (pp. 21–45), More