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BU PhD Anne Blaschke Interviewed for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

By Jillian Nichols
January 11th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD and Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of the Holy Cross Anne Blaschke was quoted for an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on Oprah's Golden Globes speech. Blaschke discussed the historical content of Oprah's comments and how they intersect with fourth-wave feminism, such as that within the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. More

Prof. Silber Interviewed for “What I’m Reading” Series on the HNN

By Jillian Nichols
December 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor Nina Silber was interviewed by the History News Network as part of a regular feature called "What I'm Reading," in which historians discuss books they are reading and their thoughts on historical scholarship. To read the interview with Professor Silber, click here.

Prof. Jarvis Talks to the HGSO at the 2nd Installment of its Coffee Chat Series

By Jillian Nichols
December 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The History Graduate Student Organization held the second installment of its Coffee Chat Series on December 6. While enjoying some pie this time (as it is the season!), Professor Eric Jarvis spoke to graduate students about his research, approaches on how to tackle the qualifying oral examination, and his take... More

BU PhD Anne Blaschke Publishes Article on the Causes of #MeToo for the Washington Post

By Jillian Nichols
December 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Anne Blaschke, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at College of the Holy Cross and BU PhD graduate, published an article for The Washington Post's "Made by History" feature, titled "#MeToo is undoing the devil's bargain of the 1990s," on the ways in which men maintained structural power through sexual coercion even... More

Prof. Heywood Discusses the Earliest Africans in the US for NPR Nantucket

By Jillian Nichols
December 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Linda Heywood, Professor of History and African American Studies, was interviewed for NPR Nantucket's CrossCurrents program, hosted by Scott Widmeyer. In this episode, titled "We Better Know Our History w/ Dr. Linda Heywood," Professor Heywood discusses the first Africans recorded in the present-day United States, who arrived in what is now... More

Prof. Chernock Interviewed on Anglophilia in the US for the New York Times

By Jillian Nichols
December 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

In an article published by The New York Times titled "Do Americans Love the British Royal Family? Quite," Professor Arianne Chernock is one of several experts quoted on the current and historical love for British culture and the British royal family in the United States.

Rolling Stone Magazine Turns 50 Years Old and Prof. Schulman Takes Stock

By Jillian Nichols
November 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

November 9th, 2017 marked the 50th anniversary since the debut of Rolling Stone magazine.  In a piece for The Washington Post's "Made by History" series, Professor Bruce Schulman, whose writing career began long ago as a college rock critic (reviewing the Clash’s London Calling, a concert by Blondie, etc.) reflects on the magazine’s... More

BU PhD Matt Pressman Publishes Article Analyzing Proposed AT&T-Time Warner Merger

By Jillian Nichols
November 29th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Recent BU History Ph.D. Matt Pressman, now Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University, recently published an article in The Washington Post that uncovers the historical background underlying the proposed mega-merger of media conglomerates AT&T and Time Warner.  The article, titled "The Justice Department's move to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger sweeps aside centuries... More

Prof. Nolan Interviewed on New Book for BU’s Arts & Sciences Magazine

By Jillian Nichols
November 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Associate Professor of History Cathal Nolan gave interview for the Fall 2017 issue of the College of Arts and Science's magazine on his new book, The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost. The article can be found online here.

Prof. Blower Gives Keynote Lecture for Conference at Utrecht University

By Jillian Nichols
November 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor Brooke Blower delivered the keynote lecture, “Race, Democracy, and Empire: Americans in Europe and Its Colonies during World War II,” at the conference, Perceptions of the Transatlantic Other, 1900-2000, at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, on November 8, 2017.