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Louise Walker to give public lecture at the University of Cambridge

Associate Professor Louise Walker will be giving a public lecture at the University of Cambridge in the UK later this month. Click here for more information

Published On: May 17, 2016 |
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Professor Tim Brown Named One of the Recipients of the 2016 – 2017 Berlin Prize

The American Academy in Berlin recently announced its Berlin Prize recipients for 2016-17. Included among them is Timothy Brown, professor of history at Northeastern. During his semester-long fellowship at the Academy this fall, Brown will examine “The Greening of Cold War Germany,” seeking to understand the commonalities and differences in environmentalism and related social movements in the Federal Republic…
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Published On: May 12, 2016 |
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History Department Hosts Annual Honors Reception and Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony

On Monday May 2nd, the Department of History held its annual Honors Reception and Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony. This year’s featured speaker was former Northeastern President Richard M. Freeland with Tayla Wilson as the student speaker. Students were inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society and special awards were announced for…
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Published On: May 9, 2016 |
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Northeastern University professor Jeffrey Burds quoted in article condemning the ‘whitewashing’ of Ukrainian history

Northeastern University professor Jeffrey Burds quoted in article condemning the ‘whitewashing’ of Ukrainian history. Click Here to read the article

Published On: May 4, 2016 |
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Ph.D. Candidate Sana Tannoury Karam Awarded Humanities Center Residential Fellowship

Ph.D. Candidate Sana Tannoury Karam has been awarded the Humanities Center Residential Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Published On: April 4, 2016 |
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Matthews Distinguished University Professor Harlow Robinson writes liner note essay for Grammy winning CD

  Matthews Distinguished University Professor Harlow Robinson  wrote the liner note essay for the Best Orchestral Performance 2015 Grammy winning CD entitled SHOSTAKOVICH UNDER STALIN’S SHADOW—SYMPHONY NO. 10 which was recorded by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons.  

Published On: February 26, 2016 |
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Assistant Professor Chris Parsons published in The William and Mary Quarterly

Assistant Professor Chris Parsons recently had his article entitled The Natural History of Colonial Science: Joseph-François Lafitau’s Discovery of Ginseng and Its Afterlives published in the most recent edition of the William and Mary Quarterly. Click here to read the article.

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Graduate Students treated to discussion/forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Heidelberg, Germany by Molly Blatt

Professor Marty Blatt held a special session of his graduate seminar, “Sites of Violence and Public Memory,” at 100 Centre Street, Brookline, the residence of his mother.  Molly Blatt, 96 year old refugee from Nazi Germany, and Marty Blatt presented a discussion/forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Heidelberg, Germany. Click here to see the discussion  

Published On: February 16, 2016 |
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Madelyn Stone to receive prestigious Compass Award

Madelyn Stone, a double major in History and Journalism, has been selected as one of only nine Northeastern seniors to receive a prestigious Compass Award. These awards, as the guidelines indicate, “recognize outstanding seniors who, during their time on campus, have demonstrated a true commitment to a core set of values: leadership, volunteerism, academic integrity,…
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Professor Gretchen Heefner’s publishes article called ““A Slice of their Sovereignty”: Negotiating the U.S. Empire of Bases, Wheelus Field, Libya, 1950-1954”

Assistant Professor Gretchen Heefner recently had her article “A Slice of their Sovereignty”: Negotiating the U.S. Empire of Bases, Wheelus Field, Libya, 1950-1954″ published online in Diplomatic History, Vol 0.0 (2015). Check out the link to read about her research on bases in Libya.

Published On: January 21, 2016 |
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