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“Animals, War, and Memory,” a Conversations in History lecture by Gene Tempest – 12pm, November 10

October 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUToday Article Highlights Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series

October 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUToday has published a piece, "Finding New Ways to Connect to the Past," which describes the Sawyer Seminar lecture series, and its role in recasting  BU's History curriculum.   Professor Jonathan Zatlin, and post-doctoral fellow Gene Tempest were interviewed for the article. link to full text:   And don't miss "Phoenix Century: Myths... More

NEW FACULTY BOOK: *Enduring Reform: Progressive Activism and Private Sector Responses in Latin America’s Democracies*

October 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Edited by BU History Professor Jeffrey Rubin, and Vivienne Bennet (California State University San Marcos), Enduring Reform "examines the connections between the new face of progressive, civil-society-based reform in Latin America and new kinds of openness to reform on the part of the private sector. The project's original and exciting contribution grows... More

“Phoenix Century: Myths of Rebirth from the Ashes of WWII,” A Mellon Sawyer Series Lecture by Keith Lowe – October 14

October 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Professor Rubin Publishes Op-Ed on Brazilian Elections

October 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On October 3, 2014, BU History Professor, Jeffrey Rubin, had an op-ed published in the Reuters "Great Debate" opinion blog.  The piece, "Brazil's elections are a wake-up call for its business community," discusses the progressive shift occurring in Brazilian politics, where two leftist women are presently front runners in the... More

Justin Pallenick (CAS ’16) and History Department Given Spotlight for September 2014 Edition of the Undeclared Student Newsletter

September 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

This month, the CAS Undeclared Student Newsletter chose to spotlight Justin Pallenick (CAS '16), a dual degree History and COM major who was formerly undeclared.  In the newsletter, Pallenick describes his experiences as an undeclared student, what brought him to the History Department, and how he is using the skills... More

UPDATED LOCATION: “Wars of Conviction and the Cultural Legacies of War,” A symposium in honor of Professor Barbara B. Diefendorf

September 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Grad Student David Shorten Publishes Article on the Collapse of the Keynesian Consensus

September 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BU Graduate Student, David Shorten, has recently published "What Happened to the Keynesian Consensus? A Historiographical Review," appearing in  Essays in History.   Shorten's article aims to "reevaluate the causal importance of economic motivations in bringing about the end of the Keynesian order and the rise of conservatism in the United States,"... More

Professor Nolan’s Review of Dawes’ ‘Evil Men’ Featured by Wall Street Journal

September 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Professor Cathal Nolan recently reviewed Evil Men, a work by Professor James Dawes (Macalester College) based on interviews with perpetrators of horrific atrocities, primarily Japanese Army soldiers and other personnel, during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–45).  Professor Nolan's review appeared in The Michigan War Studies Review on August 27, 2014 (link to full... More

Grad Student Mark Kukis Publishes Op-Ed in Time Magazine

September 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Graduate student, Mark Kukis, recently published an Op-Ed that appeared in Time Magazine on September 12, 2014, entitled, "It's a Huge Mistake to Back Rebel Groups."  The piece describes the U.S. and Saudi Arabian governments' support of Syrian anti-ISIS rebels, and discusses, historically, the problem with supporting these kinds of... More