BU History Alum Anne Blaschke Publishes OpEd on Sex and the City

BU History Ph.D. Anne Blaschke published an OpEd in the Washington Post (Made by History) on the legacy of the tv show Sex and the City. The article looks at the show’s troubling neglect of sexual assault in the 1990s in light of current sexual misconduct allegations against Chris Noth, who played the iconic character […]

Virtual Plenary Honoring BU Professor Emeritus Charles Capper

The Society for U.S. Intellectual History is hosting a virtual plenary honoring BU Professor Emeritus Charles Capper on Monday, 6 December 2021, 7pm EST. It is free and open to the public, link accessible here. To read more about Capper’s life and accomplishments within the study of history, see our previous post here.

BU History Alum Kathryn Brownell Teaches the Art of the Op-Ed and Senior History Major Catherine Devlin Applies the Lessons in an Original Piece for HNN

In September, BU History Ph.D. Kathryn Brownell returned to campus to lead a series of workshops on historical op-ed writing.  Dr. Brownell, currently Associate Professor of History at Purdue, is the co-editor of “Made By History,” the Washington Post section that brings historical perspectives to contemporary news stories.  During her visit, Brownell spoke to graduate […]

Prof. Eugenio Menegon Awarded Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The BU Center for Global Christianity and Mission, in collaboration with the History Department (Prof. Eugenio Menegon, co-investigator), was recently awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for their project titled “China Historical Christian Database: Mapping the Spatial and Social Networks of Christianity in China, 1550-1950.” The peer-reviewed grant is one of […]

Prof. Ibram X. Kendi Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, has been awarded the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, also informally known as the ‘Genius Grant,’ along with twenty-four others. The fellowship entails not only prestige but $625,500, awarded in installments over five years, to be used to the discretion of the fellow. The fellowship […]