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Two History Faculty Win 2017-18 BUCH Research Fellowships

By Jillian Nichols
July 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

As featured in BU Today, two History professors have been awarded research fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year by the Boston University Center for the Humanities. Associate Professor Sarah Phillips is one of several Jeffrey Henderson Senior Research Fellows for the forthcoming year, during which Professor Phillips will work on her book, The Price of Plenty:... More

The Washington Post Launches “Made by History”

By Jillian Nichols
June 28th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The Washington Post has launched a new feature—Made By History—in which a group of historians (including BU Prof. Bruce Schulman) offer historical perspective on the news.  BU Ph.D. Kathryn Brownell serves as Managing Editor for the feature.  For more info, click here.

Shorten and Schulman Present on 1920s at HOTCUS Conference in Dublin

By Jillian Nichols
June 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

PhD Candidate Dave Shorten and Professor Bruce Schulman participated in a session on "Rethinking the 1920s” at the annual meeting of HOTCUS (Historians of the Twentieth Century United States) at University College Dublin. Shorten presented a paper entitled, “The Legacy of Anti-League Arguments: The League of Nations and 1920s ‘Isolationism’... More

Betty Anderson Promoted to Full Professor

By Jillian Nichols
May 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor of Middle Eastern History Betty Anderson was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of History. Congratulations to Professor Anderson!

PhD Candidate Andrew Bell Receives Research Fellowship at American Philosophical Society

By Jillian Nichols
May 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

This month, PhD candidate Andrew Bell was selected as a Library Resident Research Fellow for the American Philosophical Society. The fellowship, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will allow him to conduct archival research in Philadelphia this summer.

PhD Graduate Chris Conz Receives Postdoc Fellowship at Tufts University

By Jillian Nichols
May 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized.

PhD graduate Chris Conz, who in March successfully defended his dissertation, has been awarded a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for next year. The fellowship falls under an interdisciplinary program at Friedman School called Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions... More

Prof. Blower Publishes New Article in Diplomatic History

By Jillian Nichols
May 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

In the June 2017 issue of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations's journal Diplomatic History, Associate Professor of History Brooke Blower published a new article titled "Nation of Outposts: Forts, Factories, Bases, and the Making of American Power." The article is available to view at Oxford University Press's website... More

PhD Graduate Matthew Pressman Receives AJHA Blanchard Dissertation Prize

By Jillian Nichols
May 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD graduate Matthew Pressman, now an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Seton Hall University, was awarded the 2016 AJHA Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize from the American Journalism Historians Association for his dissertation, Remaking the News: The Transformation of American Journalism, 1960-1980.

Prof. Zatlin Honored with 2017 Excellence in Student Advising Award

By Jillian Nichols
May 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

For his work with student theater group Wandering Minds, Associate Professor Jonathan Zatlin was given the 2016-2017 Excellence in Student Advising Award by the Boston University Student Activities Organization. Of the award, the SAO writes that advisors are "recognized for their ability to balance multiple roles while remaining focused on... More

Prof. Ferleger and Prof. Zatlin Publish Op-Ed on Trump on HNN

By Jillian Nichols
April 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

History Department Chair and Professor Louis Ferleger and Associate Professor Jonathan Zatlin yesterday, April 23rd, published an article on the History News Network. The op-ed, titled "Trump Is Right about One Thing," can viewed at historynewsnetwork.org here.