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

Associate Professor Katherine Luongo co-authors Huffington Post think piece on Obama’s Kenya heritage in the 2016 Presidential Race

Associate Professor of History Katherine Luongo and Matthew Carotenuto, Associate Professor of History at St. Lawrence University, publish timely HuffPo think piece on the significance of Obama’s Kenyan heritage in the 2016 presidential race entitled “Obama’s Kenyan Roots: the 2016 Election Edition”

Professor Tom Havens co-edits new book entitled “Global Indigeneities and the Environment” with Karen L. Thornber

Professor Tom Havens recently co-edited a book entitled “Global Indigeneities and the Environment” with Karen. L. Thornber. Professor Havens writes: “Global Indigeneities and the Environment is a bold experiment in joining two emerging scholarly fields of inquiry, Indigenous Studies and Humanistic Environmental Studies, in a borderless, indeed global, context. This book presumes that indigenous peoples…
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History Events


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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Information Session on PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program in History

The Department of History will be holding an informational session on the PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program  on Thursday, November 3 from 1:30 to 2:30pm in 206 Meserve  (Conference Room). Pizza will be served. Faculty, students and advisors will be available to discuss the program and whether this might be right for you.  The PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program allows…
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