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3/27- Conversations in History Lecture: Arthur Goldhammer – “Mr. Piketty and the Historians”

March 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor Chernock’s Opinion Piece Appears in Newsweek

March 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU History professor Arianne Chernock, had her opinion piece "Why do Americans Fawn Over British Royalty?" published by Newsweek over the weekend.   Link to full text article: http://www.newsweek.com/why-do-americans-fawn-over-british-royalty-315671  

New faculty book – FAITHFUL REPUBLIC: Religion and Politics in Modern America

March 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Based on the 2012 Religion and Politics conference hosted by BU, UPenn Press has just released Faithful Republic: Religion and politics in modern America, edited by BU History professor Bruce Schulman, Andrew Preston and Julian Zelizer. "...Faithful Republic explores the dynamics between religion and politics in the United States from the early twentieth century... More

Professor Blower wins ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship

March 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Brooke Blower, winner of the American Council of Learned Society's (ACLS) Burkhardt Fellowship for her project Hidden Fronts: New American Histories of World War II. More information about this year’s Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellows is available here.

4/9: “Howard Zinn in Japan: Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, and Solidarity in Hiroshima”

March 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Starts: 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 9, 2015 Location: 745 Commonwealth Avenue STH B19 Sushi Reception to Follow Ann Sherif, Professor, East Asian Studies Program, Oberlin College, author of Japan’s Cold War: Media, Literature, and the Law (Columbia University Press), lives in Cleveland Ohio. Her current research focuses on independent and regional publishers and literature... More

3/19-20 – BU History hosts 10th Annual International American Political History Conference, “Media and Politics in Modern US History”

March 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

This coming week, March 19-20, 2015, the BU History Department hosts the Tenth Annual International American Political History Conference  Co-sponsored by BU, Cambridge University, and Princeton, this year’s conference investigates the theme of “Media and Politics in Modern US History.” You can find the conference schedule at http://sites.bu.edu/aphi/conference/

3/19 EVENT: The Ethics of What We Eat: Changing Food Systems in the US and China

February 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Concerned about the corporate takeover of our food systems? Join us for a screening of “What's For Dinner?” (27 min.), Jian Yi's 2013 documentary about he climate, public health, ethical, and human impacts of rising meat consumption in China. Given that every fifth person in the world is Chinese, what... More

Tuesday 3/3 Sawyer series lecture: John McNeill, THE ADVENT OF THE ANTHROPOCENE

February 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Please join us at Boston University on Tuesday March 3 for a lecture in our continuing John E. Sawyer series, "Reinterpreting the Twentieth Century." JOHN McNEILL (Georgetown) will deliver the lecture: "The Advent of the Anthropocene: Was That the Big Story of the Twentieth Century?" TUESDAY, MARCH 3 at 6:00pm Location: B.U.’s Photonics Center, 9th... More

Katie Brownell Publishes SNL Op-Ed for Reuters

February 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Recent BU Ph.D. and Assistant Professor of History at Purdue University, Dr. Katie Brownell published a new op-ed for Reuters, "How 'Saturday Night Live' brought down the presidency (to our level)." Link to full text: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/13/how-saturday-night-live-brought-down-the-presidency-to-our-level/

2/24 – IHI Presents: “Was the Armenian Genocide a Model for the Holocaust?”

February 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized.