Welcome to the Department of History

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.

History News

Professor Marty Blatt comments on Civil War Memory for NUNews

Professor of the Practice and Director of the Public History Program Marty Blatt recently was asked to comment on Civil War Memory by NUNews. Click here to learn more about the article.

Masters in Public History Alum Rebekah Bryer to Attend Northwestern University Doctoral Program in the Fall

  Rebekah Bryer has accepted an offer from Northwestern University’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama program, one of the best theatre programs in the country. Her research examines the intersections between performance and public history, a topic that first sparked her interest here at Northeastern.

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History Events


Matthew Williamson Dissertation Defense: “The Networks of John Jay, 1745-1804: A Historical Network Analysis Experiment”

Ph.D. candidate Matthew Williamson will be conducting his final dissertation defense on Tuesday, April 11th from 1:30 – 3:30 PM in 206 Meserve Hall at Northeastern University. His dissertation is entitled “The Networks of John Jay, 1745-1804: A Historical Network Analysis Experiment” Free and open to the public


2017 History Honors Reception & Phi Alpha Theta Induction Cermony

The Annual History Department Graduation and Awards Ceremony and Phi Alpha Theta Induction   Family and friends are encouraged to join us on this special occasion as we celebrate the hard work and success of the undergraduate and graduate classes of 2017   Wednesday May 3, 2017 9:00 am – 10:30 am   Northeastern University…
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