A few times a year, History Department releases our newsletter, “The Presence of the Past,” covering exciting reports over each semester. Included are news items such as course spotlights, faculty updates, student profiles, alumni achievements, and more!

Click here for the most current issue: December 2023


From January 1987 to spring 2011, the newsletters were printed monthly during the academic year and called “News of the History Department at Boston University.” In Fall 2011, the department changed this routine, instead producing editions once a semester via an electronic format under the title “The Presence of the Past.” Linked below are PDFs of all found issues.

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Previous printed editions: