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HGSO Kicks Off Coffee Chat Series with Talk by Prof. Ashley Farmer

By Jillian Nichols
November 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

The History Graduate Student Organization initiated its Coffee Chat Series this fall! These are coffee and pastry-fueled discussions that provide the opportunity for professors to present the research they are currently working on to graduate students. The series also aims to allow graduate students and new faculty members to get to know... More

Prof. Schulman Featured in “Rewind” for BunkHistory

By Jillian Nichols
November 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor Schulman joins several political historians to analyze the strangely durable—and highly problematic—concept of the Reagan Democrats for BunkHistory, the new popular history site launched by University of Richmond President Emeritus (and prizewinning historian) Edward Ayers.  You can visit the page here.

Prof. Schulman Investigates Deep History of Republican Tax Plan for The Washington Post’s Made by History

By Jillian Nichols
October 31st, 2017 in Uncategorized.

On October 30th, Professor Bruce Schulman's op-ed on what’s really at stake in the current debate over the deduction for state and local taxes appeared on The Washington Post’s "Made By History" page. The article, titled "Blue states already subsidize red states. Now red states want even more" is available to... More

Global Oceans: Prof. Menegon Attends Conference and Researches Manuscript in Lisbon

By Jillian Nichols
October 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Recently Professor Eugenio Menegon (Chinese and World History) presented a paper entitled  “Sailing to China: The Maritime Journey of Catholic Missionaries”  at the International Symposium “China & Macau: Sailing Routes, Sea Straits, Global Oceans,” held at the Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon (Portugal), on October 9-11, 2017. The paper... More

Maritime Asia Seminar Visits “Trading in Canton” Exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

By Jillian Nichols
October 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

On October 24, 2017, the members of the seminar HI 482 “History of Maritime Asia” (Instructor Prof. Eugenio Menegon; Students: Viminta Apimanchindakul; Drake Becka; Austin Coyne; Qianqi Feng; Tristan Hamilton; Caleb Ho; Tyler Joachim; Sung Jin Kim; Jiacheng Liu; Alexander Pramer; Melanie Rabin; Ao Shen; Katarina Stewart; Mengzi Yang; Yuncheng... More

Prof. Russell Delivers Keynote Address for Conference at the Center of the American West

By Jillian Nichols
October 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

On October 18th, 2017, Professor Edmund Russell gave the keynote address at "The Social Implications of Technological Change," a conference organized by the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The entire event, including Russell's address, was recorded and is available to stream at the website of the Center of... More

BU History Grad Joe Clark Accepts Faculty Position at the University of Kentucky

By Jillian Nichols
October 18th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Joseph Clark, a 2010 graduate with honors, who went on to complete a Ph.D. in Atlantic history at Johns Hopkins University, has accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Kentucky. Joe, whose research focuses on on port cities in the seventeenth century Spanish Caribbean, with a special interest in... More

BU History PhD Zack Smith Publishes Article in ‘Made by History’ Series on Washington Post

By Jillian Nichols
October 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD recipient Zack Smith, now an Adjunct Professor of History at Jackson College, has published an op-ed titled "Liddle' Bob Corker is likely to get the last laugh" in The Washington Post. The article, part of the Post's "Made by History" series, can be found online here.

PhD Candidate Cari Babitzke Publishes Op-Ed on Gun Control in The Washington Post

By Jillian Nichols
October 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

BU History PhD Candidate Cari Babitzke wrote an article for the running op-ed series "Made by History" on The Washington Post. Babitzke's article, "Looking for compromise on gun control is futile, but not for the reasons you think," is posted on the Washington Post's website here.

Prof. Nolan Appointed to Committee on Brown Military Collection, Gives Lectures on New Book

By Jillian Nichols
October 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Professor Cathal Nolan has accepted an invitation to serve a three-year term on the Committee of Management at the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University. In May Nolan was invited to give a lecture on his newest book The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars... More