Giordana Mecagni, the new university archivist and head of special collections, is ready to increase the scope of the Archives and Special Collections Department, which preserves valuable collections that documents the history of both Northeastern and Boston.
Distinguished Professor William Fowler reflects on some of the most unusual gift exchanges between nations in modern history and how the symbolic practice has evolved.
Ryan Cordell, an assistant professor of English and a digital humanities expert, is using a newly digitized corpora of historical texts, including newspapers, magazines, and novels, to identify the popular elements of 19th-century culture.
A new book by Roger Abrams, the Richardson Professor of Law at Northeastern and a leader in the field of sports law, examines the critical role sports have played in politics and history.
Two new faculty members, Ryan Cordell and David Smith, are among a group at Northeastern investigating the emerging field of digital humanities.
William Fowler, Distinguished Professor of History, examines the intriguing history of the Declaration of Independence and the Fourth of July.
Three Northeastern students have launched an online social platform that pairs renters looking to sublet with students in need of housing.
Shaunna Harrington, CPS professor and former Boston high school teacher, assesses how educators can help boost students’ slumping test scores
The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is an opportunity to revisit its legacy; the many ways that it continues to affect our society and culture. Here, Professor Ballard Campbell, an expert in American political history, discusses how the political divisions of the 1860s continue to resonate in our politics. Campbell is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.
In Tunisia, a doctoral student studying the social movements of 1968 has perfect timing — a new social revolution allowing people to express themselves freely has opened fertile ground for his research.
In his new book, “Sonic Persuasion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Age,” Greg Goodale, assistant professor of communication studies, critically analyzes how a wide range of actual sounds — from U.S. presidents’ audio recordings to cartoon soundtracks — have been used as persuasive devices, often providing greater meaning to interpretations of identity, culture and history.