Aixin Yi Awarded B.T.I Consortium Paper Prize

History PhD student Aixin Yi has been awarded First Place in the 2023 Student Paper Competition of the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium. Her paper studies American missionary involvement in agricultural improvement in China in the early twentieth century. Her further research seeks to situate agricultural missions in the proliferation of contesting discourses of modernity in twentieth-century Chinese history. 

Prof Cari Babitzke Accepted to the USIH-IUPUI Community Scholars Inaugural Cohort

History lecturer Professor Cari Babitzke was accepted to the Society for U.S. Intellectual History with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (USIH-IUPUI) Community Scholars inaugural cohort. This new initiative had a highly competitive response, and Professor Babitzke will contribute her innovative scholarship in U.S. intellecual history.

BU History Hosts Book Talk with Prof. Zhao and Discussant Prof. Hua

BU Center for the Study of Asia + BU Department of History Presents: “The Reach of the Revolutionary Propaganda State in Beijing, 1950-1953” Prof. Zhao MA 馬釗 (Washington University St. Louis) In a forthcoming new book, Seditious Voices in Revolutionary China, 1950-1953, Prof. Zhao examines the relationship between rumor-mongering and political propaganda during the Korean […]

Prof Emeritus James McCann presentations and seminars

Professor Emeritus James McCann will present a lightning round paper “Reflections on Water, Watersheds and Historical Identities: A Tale of Two Rivers” to the meeting Research on Tap organized by the BU Associate Provost for Research on March 22.  Prof. McCann’s paper is a prelude to a plenary panel for the 2024 Third Annual World […]

PhD Student Elizabeth Grumer Presented Prize Winning Paper at UMD

History PhD candidate Elizabeth Grumer presented a paper at the University of Maryland History Graduate Student Association Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her paper studies the reincarnation craze in American popular culture during the 1950s, linking the phenomenon to contemporaneous ideas about historical memory and gender identity. It was awarded the UMD […]

PhD Candidate Courteney Smith Awarded Curran Fellowship

History PhD Candidate Courteney Smith has been awarded the Curran Fellowship by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. The grant will fund a month in London, where she’ll be conducting dissertation research on local and regional press coverage of the Contagious Diseases Acts.

Prof. Sarah Phillips Published Article with JAH

History Professor Sarah Phillips published an article last month with The Journal of American History entitled “The Price of Plenty: Getting Farm Policy Right in the 1960s.” Find a PDF of the entire article here.