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Northeastern University History Department: Institutional Home of the World History Association

In summer 2015, the World History Association moved its institutional headquarters to Northeastern University’s History Department, home to one of the oldest and most successful World History Ph.D. programs in the country. The Department is pleased to enter into this partnership with the premier World History  organization in the world.

Abby Mullen Helps Bring Military History Into the Digital Age

Northeastern, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, hosted a two-day workshop on Oct. 10-11 to introduce military historians to digital tools that could help them advance their own work and forge new collaborations with colleagues.

Victoria Cain Publishes New Book

Rich with archival detail and compelling characters, Life on Display uses the history of biological exhibitions to analyze museums’ shifting roles in twentieth-century American science and society. History professor Victoria E. M. Cain and her co-author, Karen A. Rader, chronicle profound c...

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Ben Schmidt Discusses Gendered Language in Professor Reviews

From the New York Times: Is the Professor Bossy or Brilliant? Much Depends on Gender

Ben Schmidt Publishes Analysis of the State of the Union in the Atlantic

In  The Language of the State of the Union, an interactive chart reveals how the words presidents use reflect the twists and turns of American history. In Mapping the State of the Union, an interactive graphic shows the 1,410 different spots on the globe presidents have referenced in 224 speeches. Gretchen Heefner provides some historical context. . .
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