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Prof. Rabinovitch Wins Luce/ACLS Fellowship in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs

By Jillian Nichols
March 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Assistant Professor Simon Rabinovitch has won a fellowship funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and the American Council for Learned Societies, Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs. In 2017-18 he will be a resident scholar at the Northeastern University Humanities Center where he will work on his project Jewish... More

Prof. Nolan’s New Book Reviewed in WSJ, NY Journal of Books, and Modern War Institute at West Point

By Jillian Nichols
March 15th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor Cathal Nolan most recent book The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost was released on Oxford University Press last month. The book has been reviewed in several major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Journal of Books, Kirkus Reviews, The... More

Prof. Zatlin Weighs in on Bitcoin Debate in WalletHub

By Jillian Nichols
March 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

In a recent feature on WalletHub, Associate Professor Zatlin was one of several experts who contributed an opinion to the the article titled "Is Bitcoin Safe? Experts Pick Sides." The article is available on here.

History PhD Kate Jewell Innovates the U.S. History Survey

By Jillian Nichols
February 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized.

In a recent contribution to Teaching United States History, BU History Ph.D. Kate Jewell, currently Assistant Professor at Fitchburg State University, redesigns the U.S. History Survey course. Jewell recommends two US History collections, including one edited by BU Professor Bruce Schulman, Making the American Century: Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth... More

Prof. Schulman Publishes Media Nation, Co-Edited Collection on the Political History of News in Modern America

By Jillian Nichols
February 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The University of Pennsylvania Press has just published, Media Nation: The Political History of News in Modern America.  The collection of essays, co-edited by BU Professor Bruce J. Schulman and Princeton’s Julian Zelizer, examines key moments and questions within the evolution of the media from the early days of print... More

History PhD Zach Fredman Awarded Coffman First-Manuscript Prize

By Jillian Nichols
February 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD Zach Fredman has won the prestigious Coffman First-Manuscript Prize from the Society for Military History for his dissertation "From Allies to Occupiers: Living with the U.S. Military in Wartime China." Zach has also received a postdoctoral fellowship to spend the 2017-2018 academic year at Dartmouth’s John Sloan Dickey Center... More

Prof. Farmer’s Work Explored in BU Research Article

By Jillian Nichols
February 15th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Assistant Professor Ashley Farmer's research on black female activists is the subject of a new, in-depth article and interview in BU Research. The story by Sara Rimer, titled "Female Activists Behind the Black Power Movement," is available online at

Prof. Ferleger Co-authors Article on Trump’s Trade Policy for History News Network

By Jillian Nichols
February 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

On Sunday, February 12th, 2017, the History News Network published a piece by Department Chair and Professor of History, Louis Ferleger, and Jay Mandle, Professor of Economics at Colgate University. The article, titled "Trump is Right that Trade Has Cost Jobs. But His Solution Is Terrible," can be read here... More

PhD Candidate David Shorten Publishes Article on HNN about Historical Comparisons to Trump

By Jillian Nichols
January 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

BU doctoral candidate David Shorten published an op-ed on the History News Network yesterday, January 29th, 2017. The article, titled "The Three Problems with Historical Comparisons to Trump" is available to view on here.

Prof. Blower Delivers Bernath Lecture at American Historical Association Annual Meeting

By Jillian Nichols
January 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor Brooke Blower delivered the Bernath lecture at the American Historical Association annual convention in Denver on January 6, 2017. The Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize is one of the signature prizes awarded each year by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Professor Blower’s talk will be published... More