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Prof. Blower Gives Keynote for Conference at Oxford University

By Jillian Nichols
April 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Professor Brooke L. Blower delivered the keynote lecture for a conference on the United States in the World since 1865, held at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute April 15-16, 2016.  The title of her talk was “American Overseas Outposts in the Longue Durée.”

Prof. Payaslian Gives Talk at Panel Discussion on Conflict in Nagorno-Karabagh

By Jillian Nichols
April 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Professor Payaslian gave a talk on the history of Nagorno-Karabagh as part of a panel discussion on the current conflict in Nagorno-Karabagh. The event was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) in Watertown. To read a news report on the panel, please visit... More

Sara Georgini Defends Dissertation, Accepts Series Editor Position at Adams Papers

By Jillian Nichols
April 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

     On Wednesday, April 6, graduate student Sara Georgini successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Household Gods: Creating Adams Family Religion in the American Republic, 1583-1927.” Over the course of the long nineteenth century, American Christianity changed dramatically, leaving lasting imprints on how families lived, worked, played, and prayed. As... More

Prof. Silber Awarded Fellowship at Warren Center for Studies in American History

By Jillian Nichols
April 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Congratulations to Professor Nina Silber, who was recently awarded a 2017 Fellowship at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. The fellowship will allow her to finish working on her forthcoming title on University of North Carolina Press, Fighting the Civil War in New Deal... More

Prof. Sarah Phillips Awarded Neu Family Award for Excellence in Teaching

By Jillian Nichols
April 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

The Department of History congratulates Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies Sarah Phillips, who has been awarded the 2016 Neu Family Award for Excellence in Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences!

Prof. Payaslian Meets Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan

By Jillian Nichols
April 4th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia, recently visited Boston on his way to Washington, DC, for the Nuclear Security Summit. During his visit, President Sargsyan attended a reception and gala event held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The event, also attended by Professor Simon Payaslian, took place... More

UHA Hosts BU’s First Undergraduate History Conference, 4/3

By Jillian Nichols
April 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized.

The Undergraduate History Association will be hosting Boston University’s first Undergraduate History Conference! Panelists will be presenting papers on the topic of empire across geographical space and time. Refreshments and lunch will be served free of charge. The conference will be held in CAS 226 on Sunday, April 3rd. For information about... More

Prof. Siegel Hosts Conversation on the JNU Row with Tanika Sarkar at Harvard, 4/4

By Jillian Nichols
March 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Assistant Professor Benjamin Siegel will host a public conversation on April 4, 2016, with Tanika Sarkar, professor emeritus at the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and one of the preeminent historians of modern India. This wide-ranging conversation on intellectual freedom, protest and dissent, and the intersections of... More

Prof. Anderson Releases A History of the Modern Middle East on Stanford U. Press

By Jillian Nichols
March 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Professor Betty Anderson's new book A History of the Modern Middle East is set to be released next month on Stanford University Press. For more information about the book, visit Stanford UP's website.

BU History PhD Christine Axen Accepts Position at Plymouth State University

By Jillian Nichols
March 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Recent BU History PhD recipient Christine Axen (GRS ’15) has accepted a contract position at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.  Congratulations Christine!