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Professor Keylor’s chapter on ‘the second Cold War in Europe’ appears in “The Regional Cold Wars in Europe, East Asia and the Middle East”

June 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor William Keylor has contributed a chapter to a just published book titled "The Regional Cold Wars in Europe, East Asia and the Middle East" (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2015). Edited by Professor Lorenz Luethi of McGill University, the book includes chapters by eminent historians on the major regions... More

Prof. Rabinovitch’s “Yidish Fight Club” Piece Appears in Marginalia Review of Books

May 28th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Professor Simon Rabinovitch recently had his article "A Blessing on Your Head, and Other Ways to Deliver a Beating in Yiddish" appear in the Marginalia Review of Books.       link to full article: http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/a-blessing-on-your-head-and-other-ways-to-deliver-a-beating-in-yiddish-simon-rabinovitch/

Grad student, Mark Kukis, has piece published in Aeon

May 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Recently, grad student Mark Kukis had an article published in the magazine Aeon.  The piece, "The Myth of Victory," examines why the United States, despite all its military power, struggles to win modern wars.   Link to text: http://aeon.co/magazine/society/can-americans-update-their-ideas-about-war/

“Poles Apart, Melting Together: Science and the Humanities Confront the Anthropocene” – June 27, Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at Boston University’s College of General Studies

May 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Each summer, the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning invites scholars from around the world to explore a timely topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. Based on using an interdisciplinary approach for nearly fifty years at the College of General Studies, we know that exploring one topic from multiple perspectives generates... More

History Department co-sponsors “Binding Maritime China” BU-NEU-Brandeis Conference at Boston University, May 29-30, 2015

May 7th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

The History Department is co-sponsoring an upcoming international conference on the history of maritime China (16th - 20th century), co-organized by Professor Eugenio Menegon (History & Boston University Center for the Study of Asia), and Professors Philip Thai (History, Northeastern University) and Xing Hang (History, Brandeis University), with support from... More

Professor Keylor Interviewed by Russian News Service Sputniknews.com

May 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor William Keylor was interviewed  by the Russian new service Sputniknews.com on West European public attitudes toward the contribution of the Russian army to the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. link to story: http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20150428/1021719672.html

Professor Keylor Interviewed by CBS/New York for Centennial Anniversary of the Lusitania Sinking

May 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

May 7th is the centennial of the sinking by a German submarine of the British ocean liner Lusitania, which resulted in the deaths of 128 Americans and caused widespread anti-German opinion in the United States, which was at the time neutral in the First World War. Professor William Keylor was... More

Professor Siegel wins Sardar Patel Award

May 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Ben Siegel, who's dissertation, "Independent India of Plenty: Food, Hunger, and Nation-Building in Modern India," won the 2014 Sardar Patel Award for "the best doctoral dissertation on any aspect of modern India - social sciences, humanities, education and fine arts." The award is given... More

Keylor Explores the Role of the U.S. Congress during World War One at Paris Conference.

May 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor William Keylor was the only American scholar invited to participate in an international colloquium in Paris on April 25 sponsored  by La Société d’Histoire Diplomatique of France.  Attended by French, German, British, Austrian, and Swiss scholars, the conference was held in the sumptuous building of the Fondation Singer/Polingac.  The title... More

Professor Menegon, Historian of China and Director of BUCSA, wins Two Fellowships at IAS and BC for Project on Europeans in Imperial Beijing

April 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor Eugenio Menegon, Associate Professor of Chinese History and Director of the BU Center for the Study of Asia (Pardee School of Global Studies), was awarded two residential research fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. He will spend Fall 2015 as a Member of the School of Historical Studies at the... More