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...
In Memoriam: Clay McShane Members of the History Department were recently saddened to learn of the passing of a valued colleague and historian, Professor Emeritus Clay McShane, who died October 29, 2017. Clay was not only a devoted husband and father: he was also a dedicated teacher, a supportive colleague, and a skilled and…
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Professor Emeritus William Fowler Jr. was recently quoted in an article in the Washington Post in regards to celebrating Christopher Columbus Day and memorials to the explorer.
Save the date! The 2018 Annual History Honors Reception and Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd from 10 AM – 11:30 AM at the Fenway Center. For more information please contact Kirsten Bilas at email@example.com .