Prof. Peri Wins 2024 Metcalf Award

The Department of History congratulates Professor Alexis Peri on winning the 2024 Metcalf Award for excellence in teaching. The Metcalf Awards were established in 1973 by a gift from the late alumnus and Boston University Trustee, Dr. Arthur G. B. Metcalf, to create “a systematic procedure for the review of the quality of teaching at […]

BUCH Awards Recipients in History

The Department is excited to announce that three of History’s graduate students and one History major won BU Center for the Humanities Awards and Fellowships! For the 2024/25 academic year, PhD candidate Henry Tonks was awarded the Graduate Dissertation Fellowship. For Summer 2024 PhD Internships in the Humanities, PhD student Alina Amvrosova will hold a […]

Prof. Paula Austin Spotlit in Arts X Sciences Magazine

History and African American & Black Diaspora Studies Professor Paula Austin was recently interviewed and spotlit in an article written by BU’s Arts X Sciences Magazine, entitled “The Quotidian of Black Life.”

Prof Schulman Publishes Article with Time Magazine

The results of the recent primaries confirmed what many long expected (and many dreaded): the 2024 presidential election will feature a second contest between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. In this piece for Time Magazine, Professor Bruce Schulman suggests that this rerun, however, might prove more interesting than expected. Over the course of U.S. history, presidential […]

Kathryn Lamontagne Nominated for NEHA

History alumna and BU lecturer Kathryn Lamontagne was nominated for a spot on the board of the New England Historical Association (the only NTT out of 8 candidates) and was interviewed for articles in Time, USA Today, AP, and appeared on all the Boston TV stations delivering commentary on the Royal Family.  Her POV piece appeared […]

Graduate Students Keara Sebold and Maria Kotsouris win Gitner and TF Awards

The History Department is pleased to announce that Keara Sebold is the winner of the Gitner Family Prize in teaching and Maria Koutsouris is the winner of the GRS Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award. This year, there were a record number of faculty nominations and very impassioned recommendations submitted for many of our wonderful TFs. On […]

Prof. Simon Payaslian Presents Paper in Paris-Aubervilliers

Professor Simon Payaslian presented a paper, entitled “Nationalism and the Pathologization of Diasporic Existence: The Thanatology of the Armenian Diaspora,” at the conference on “Armenian Diaspora(s) in Motion: Places, Stakeholders and Practices in the 21st Century,” held at Campus Condorcet, Paris-Aubervilliers, March 14-15, 2024.