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

Assistant Professor Gretchen Heefner’s article “”A Fighter Pilot’s Heaven”: Finding Cold War Utility in the North African Desert” Published in Environmental History

Assistant Professor of History Gretchen Heefner‘s article entitled “”A Fighter Pilot’s Heaven”: Finding Cold War Utility in the North African Desert” was recently published in Environmental History. Abstract: During the Cold War, the United States constructed an unprecedented network of military bases around the world. This expansion forced US policymakers to rethink not only their strategic…
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History Major Nathan Guerin Awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award

Undergraduate History Major Nathan Guerin was awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award for his research project entitled “French Colonial Policies on Islam in West Africa: 1880-1940” in which he was advised by Assistant Professor of History Gretchen Heefner. Click here learn more about the project.  

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History Events

11/01/2016—01/02/2017

Jewish Life in Germany Today Exhibit and Events

Natalie Bormann from the Department of Political Science and Professor Marty Blatt have been awarded a grant from the German Embassy to produce a program, Jewish Life in Germany Today.  Besides Political Science and History, other collaborators include the World Language Center, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Humanities Center.  The program includes an exhibit…
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