Welcome to the Department of History
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...
Professor of the Practice and Graduate Public History Program Director Marty Blatt was recently interviewed about Massachusetts’ Most Famous 19th Century Individualist Anarchist And Free Love Advocate, Ezra Heywood by WGBH. Click here to listen to the interview and learn more about this fascinating individual in history!
Two current history Ph.D. candidates, Feruza Aripova and Regina Kazyulina, have both been awarded fellowships to help with their respective dissertations. Feruza Aripova was selected as a fellow at NYU Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia starting in May 2017 while Regina Kazyulina has won a Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship which extends her success with a major research…
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History Ph.D. candidate Malcolm Purinton will conduct his final dissertation defense on Friday, August 12th at 4pm. His dissertation is entitled “Empire in a Bottle: Commodities, Culture, and the Consumption of Pilsner Beer in the British Empire, c. 1870 – 1914” and will take place at 310 Renaissance Park at Northeastern University. This is open…
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