Subscribe to the History Department’s RSS feed to receive new news items.

Professor Rubin Awarded Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

May 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Jeffrey Rubin, who was recently awarded a Visiting Scholar Fellowship with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University for Spring 2015.   Professor Rubin will use this opportunity to work on his new project,  Citizen Subjectivities Reconfigured: Social Movements, Business, and Religion... More

Professor Chernock’s Commencement Speech, Lessons from the History of the History Major at Boston University

May 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

"Graduating seniors, why are you here, in this room, this morning? Why? Because you all decided to major in history. So while you may not have lots in common with those sitting next to you, you have shared the experience of taking history courses together, courses with titles like: the... More

Images from the History Department Commencement Ceremony – May 16, 2014

May 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

History Honors Recipients Toasted and Feted to Celebrate the Occasion

May 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized.


Recent Graduate Student Conferences at BU

May 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

American Political History Institute Graduate Student Conference  On April 11-12, the APHI held its sixth annual Boston University graduate student history conference. This year’s theme was “The Politics of Protest: Dissent, Interest Groups, and the Loyal and Disloyal Opposition in U.S. Political History.” The conference drew participants from twelve universities across... More

Professor Johnson and Matthew Pressman Awarded the Gitner Undergraduate Teaching Prizes in History

May 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The Department of History is pleased to announce the inaugural prize winners of the Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Undergraduate Teaching Prizes in History.   The faculty recipient is James Johnson, cited for his innovative work and teaching in HI 190 and his superior teaching record in other undergraduate classes last... More

Kate Hollander Awarded Shotwell Prize

April 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Graduate student Kate Hollander has been awarded the Shotwell Prize for her dissertation, which examines a community of German-speaking artists and intellectuals as they formed and participated in a flexible and portable micro-culture between 1900 and 1941. With roots in turn-of-the-century Vienna, this community flourished in Weimar Berlin, then sought refuge... More

Professor Halter’s Modern American Consumer course highlighted in BU Today article

April 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The History of Shopping CAS class studies the modern American consumer By Rich Barlow Link to full article here Class by class, lecture by lecture, question asked by question answered, an education is built. This is one of a series of visits to one class, on one day, in search of those building blocks... More

Professor Johnson awarded ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowships

April 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Professor Jim Johnson of the BU History Department was recently awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship.  During his ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowship terms, Professor Johnson will be working on Means of Concealment: French Identity and the Self, the follow-up... More

Professor Payaslian hosts Kenosian Chair Current Issues Series: “The United Nations, Armenia, and the Sovereignty of Nagorno Karabagh”

April 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Wednesday evening, March 26, 2014, Amb. Rouben Shougarian and Amb. Armen Baibourtian, former ambassadors of post-Soviet Armenia, spoke at the Kenosian Chair Current Issues Series, “The United Nations Armenia, and the Sovereignty of Nagorno Karabagh,” at Boston University’s Castle.  Professor Simon Payaslian, Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History... More