Professor Simon Payaslian, in a public lecture on January 30, 2021, presented his research and recently published article on Daniel Varoujan at the University of Ghent, 1905-1909. The zoom event was organized by the ARPA Institute (Los Angeles and Yerevan). A recording of the event is available to watch here.
BU History Ph.D. Andrew W. Bell (GRS ’20), currently an affiliated faculty member at Emerson College’s Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, is the recipient of a 2021 Marie Curie Skłodowska Actions postdoctoral research fellowship. For the next two years, the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po in Paris will host Bell as he […]
PhD candidate Elizabeth Hameeteman is the recipient of a 2021 Larry Gelfand-Armin Rappaport-Walter LaFeber Dissertation Fellowship from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) for her dissertation project, “Water for a Thirsty World: Desalination, Development, and the Quest for Water in the 1950s and 1960s.” The fellowship honors “Lawrence Gelfand, founding member and […]
Please join the Boston University History Department for the 2021 annual Gaspar G. Bacon Lecture. Professor Manisha Sinha, the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut will examine the long genealogy of the Nineteenth Amendment in the history of abolitionist feminism. It revisits the Reconstruction debates over women’s suffrage to argue that […]
Congratulations to Patrick Browne for winning the Shotwell fellowship, an award that assists History PhD students in their final year of dissertation writing. This award has been generously funded by an alumni of the History PhD program. Tentatively titled “The Ordeal of Homecoming: Northern Civilians and Returning Union Veterans of the Civil War,” Patrick’s work […]
Today marks the release of a new book from Ibram X. Kendi, a Professor of History and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities. Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 was co-edited by Professor Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, and published by One […]
In an article titled “Who is the worst American president of all time?,” Professor Bruce Schulman discusses the history of US presidential rankings. The piece, which is part of The Washington Post’s “Made by History” series, is available to read at the Post’s website here.
Professor Arianne Chernock was interviewed by BU Today on the role of Doug Emhoff, the U.S.’s first Second Gentleman and husband of Vice President Kamala Harris. The article, titled “What Should Doug Emhoff, America’s Inaugural Second Gentleman, Do with the Role?,” is available on BU Today here.
Professor Andrew Robichaud published an article in The Boston Globe titled “Coasting into winter 2021.” The article, which discusses 19th century Bostonians’ recreational activities in snowy weather, is available to read at the Globe’s website here.
The January 2021 issue of the History Department’s newsletter, The Presence of the Past is now available! The newsletter is available here, or take a look at previous issues here.