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Spring 2014: Thanks to the efforts of Prof. Heather Streets-Salter and graduate student Abby Mullen, NU has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to run a workshop this summer on “Military History: Doing the History of the Military and Foreign Policy in the Digital Age.”

Spring 2014: Professor Timothy Brown will be the co-author a forthcoming book, The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision: Media, Counterculture, and Revolt

Professor Timothy Brown is the co-author a forthcoming book, The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision: Media, Counterculture, Revolt, that will be published with Palgrave Macmillan in April 2014.

Spring 2014: Professor Gretchen Heefner has been awarded a Fellowship for 2014-15 at the Center for the Humanities

Prof. Heefner has been awarded a Fellowship for 2014-15 at the Center for the Humanities at NU, to work on her project “Earth Movers: Engineering American Global Power, One Place at a Time.”

Spring 2014: Professor Louise Walker has been awarded the Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies

Prof.Walker has been awarded an extremely prestigious and competitive Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to support work on her project “Economic Woes: Debt and the Ethics of Capitalism in Modern Mexico.” Prof.Walker is the first member of the NU faculty ever to be awarded this fellowship.

Spring 2014: Professor Timothy Brown announces new project entitled “From New Left to New Age: Spirituality, Science, and the International Counterculture in the Long 1970s”

Professor Timothy Brown is currently doing research on his project “From New Left to New Age: Spirituality, Science, and the International Counterculture in the Long 1970s” funded by a grant from Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Spring 2014: Professor Gretchen Heefner’s “The Missile Next Door” chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2013 by Choice

Every year in the January issue, in print and online, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choiceand brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.

The list is quite selective: it contains approximately ten percent of some 7,000 works reviewed in Choice each year.Choice editors base their selections on the reviewer’s evaluation of the work, the editor’s knowledge of the field, and the reviewer’s record

Spring 2014: Part-time lecturer Peter Fraunholtz to pen chapter in “Kaleidoscopes of Revolution: Russia in Regional Perspective, 1914-1922″

Part-time lecturer Peter Fraunholtz has a forthcoming chapter “”The Collapse and Rebuilding of Grain Procurement Authority in Civil War Russia: The Case of Penza, 1919″ in Badcock S, Novikova L, Retish A (eds) Kaleidoscopes of Revolution: Russia in Regional Perspective, 1914-1922.

Spring 2014: Professor Gretchen Heefner’s “The Missile Next Door” reviewed by American Historical Review

Professor Heefner’s book entitled “The Missile Next Door” was a featured review in the latest edition of “American Historical Review”. Read the review.

Fall 2013: Professor Heather Streets-Salter Presents Work-In-Progress

Professor Streets-Salter gave a talk “The Singapore Mutiny of 1915:  The Local was Global” in the Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities on September 9. Street-Salter’s research, which is part of her forthcoming book, explores imperialism and colonialism as global phenomena through a focus on the administrative, political, and ideological networks that existed between French Indochina, the Dutch East Indies, and British Malaya between 1890 and 1940. She argues that colonial histories cannot be understood without reference to neighboring colonies, rival metropoles, and even, in this case, extra-colonial locations such as China and the Arab world.

Fall 2013: Professor Laura Frader publishes new chapter in “Travail et Genre dans le Monde: L’Etat des Savoirs”

Professor Laura Frader has published a chapter ‘L’évolution de la question du travail dans le gender studies,” [‘The Evolution of the Question of Work in Gender Studies,’] in Margaret Maruani, ed. Travail et Genre dans le Monde: l’Etat des Savoirs (Paris : Editions de la Découverte, 2013).

Fall 2013: Professor Laura Frader gives talk in Paris, France

Professor Laura Frader gave a talk in Paris on ‘L’évolution de la question du travail dans le gender studies,” in a round Table on Travail et Genre dans le Monde: l’Etat des Savoirs.

Fall 2013: Part-time lecturer Peter Fraunholtz presents at ASEEES Convention

Fall 2013: Part-time lecturer Peter Fraunholtz presented his paper “Grain Procurement, Resources Depletion, and Provincial Autonomy in Civil War Russia: The Case of Penza in Comparative Perspective” at the 2014 ASEEES Convention in Boston.

Summer 2013: Professor Katherine Luongo Receives CSSH Dean’s Research Development Award

Professor Katherine Luongo has been awarded the Dean’s Research Development Program Award of the College of Social Science and Humanities for her work on “Witches and Bureaucrats: Witchcraft-Driven Violence in Africa and its Relation to Global Asylum-Seeking”

Summer 2013: Professor Heather Streets-Salter Receives CSSH Dean’s Research Development Award

Professor Heather Streets-Salter has been awarded the Dean’s Research Development Program Award of the College of Social Science and Humanities for her work on “Webs of Empire: Connections Across Imperial Boundaries in Southeast Asia”;

Summer 2013: Professor Robert Hall Receives CSSH Dean’s Research Development Award

Professor Robert Hall has been awarded the Dean’s Research Development Program Award of the College of Social Science and Humanities for his work on “Diet, Obesity, and Physical Activity Among African Americans: Deep History or Recent Crisis?”

Summer 2013: Dialogue of Civilizations to Paris/Morocco

Prof. Fraunholtz’s Dialogue of Civilizations Program in Paris and Morocco (Summer I 2013 ) involved 14 student participants exploring (1) the Moroccan / Muslim experience in France (Paris), (2) the factors contributing to increased immigration across the Atlantic over the last several decades, (3) the economic development context of Morocco in the shadow of the EU (4) everyday life, culture, and Islam in both urban and rural settings in Marrakech, Berber villages of the High Atlas Mountains, and Fes.

As part of Africa and the Arab Middle East, with ties to an ancient and adaptive Berber culture, firmly integrated into the Islamic world, and linked to the French colonial past as well as the EU, Morocco offers a unique set of opportunities and experiences for international affairs students in general, and those interested in Islam, Multicultural Societies, Imperialism, and Post-Colonial Development in Africa and the Middle East in particular. Students in this Dialogue had the opportunity to (1) explore the unique aspects of the major historical eras in Morocco: Islamic, French Imperialist, Post-colonial, (2) consider the complex relationship between geography and Moroccan culture and (3) identify the promises and problems involved in modernization in the Post-Colonial African/Islamic/Arab World(s).

Check out http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2013/06/morocco-dialogue/ to learn more!

Spring 2012: Professor Uta Poiger, Speaker at Holocaust Awareness Breakfast
Professor Poiger spoke at the Holocaust Awareness Breakfast on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 7:30am. This event was held in the Raytheon Amphitheater located at 240 Egan Hall at Northeastern University. More information about this event as well as other Holocaust Awareness Week events can be found here.

Spring 2012: Professor William Fowler Featured on C-SPAN
Professor Fowler spoke about his book American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783 at the Social Law Library in Boston, MA. This event was televised via C-SPAN and the entire broadcast can be seen here.

Fall 2011: Professor Harlow Robinson Featured in Northeastern News Article
Click here to read Prof. Robinson’s analysis of the recent elections in Russia.

Fall 2011: Emeritus Professor Anthony Penna Co-Editing New Series on Environmental History
Professor Penna is co-editing a new series entitled The Environmental History of the Northeast, which will be published by the University of Massachusetts Press. The aim of this series is to explore, from different critical perspectives, the environmental history of the Northeast, including New England, eastern Canada, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  The series will focus on the social and cultural history of the region as shaped by human interaction with nature as well as a complex natural history of geological upheaval, climatic change, erosion, and renewal.

Summer 2011: Professor McShane Interviewed by International Assoc. of Transport, Traffic and Mobility
Read Professor McShane’s interview on page 9: T2M_Newsletter_June

Summer 2011: History Chair Becomes Associate Dean of College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Professor Laura Frader will be stepping down as Chair of History on June 30 to become Associate Dean for Faculty in the new College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Dr. Frader continues to maintain an active research program; she published two articles over the past academic year, “Classe, Historicité et ‘Agency :’ Gender et le Travail de E.P. Thompson,” [“Class, Historicity, and ‘Agency:’ Gender in the Work of E.P. Thompson,”]  in Danielle Chabaud-Rychter, Virginie Descoutures, Anne Marie Devreux, et Eleni Varikas, eds., Questions de genre aux Sciences sociales [Gender Questions in the Social Sciences] (Paris : Editions « Autrement » 2010) and “La production des savoirs de l’Orient: la préhistoire du postcoloniale,” [“Producing Oriental Knowledges: the Prehistory of the Postcolonial.”], in Anne Berger and Eleni Varikas, eds., Situations postcoloniales et régimes de sexe (Paris: Editions des archives contemporaines, 2011). Dr. Frader will present a paper from her new project on the history of equality policies in the European Community at the Council for European Studies meeting in Barcelona on June 20, 2011.

Spring 2011: History Professor Selected for Honors Program Portz Award
Dr. Jeffrey Burds, Professor in the History Department, was recognized at the Honors Evening on April 12th for his contribution to the honors classroom and upper class students. Maureen Kelleher, Director of the University Honors Program, had the following to say about Dr. Burds’s contribution: “[he has] been a terrific addition to the honors classroom, a superior mentor of students doing upper class research and an ‘on-point’ reference for students applying for competitive scholarships and fellowships and graduate school.”

Spring 2010: History Professor Selected as Academy Film Scholar
Dr. Harlow Robinson, History Professor, has been selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Film Scholar. As part of this prestigious honor, Professor Robinson will receive a grant from the Academy’s Institutional Grants Committee to support his research on the career of Oscar-winning director Lewis Milestone.