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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

Doctoral Candidate in History, Matthew Bowser, announced as one of the winners of the AHA blog contest

  The Department of History at Northeastern University is pleased to announce that Matthew Bowser (doctoral candidate in History) has been named one of the winners of the AHA blog contest. Please see the official announcement from AHA here. Congrats Matt!

The Maryland Historical Society has awarded “Steam Titans” by Professor Emeritus William Fowler, Jr. the Marion Brewington Book Prize

The Maryland Historical Society has awarded Steam Titans by Professor Emeritus William Fowler, Jr. the Marion Brewington Book Prize. The Brewington Book Prize is awarded annually by the Maryland Historical Society’s  maritime committee for the best book on the maritime history, or current aspects of maritime affairs, related to the Chesapeake Bay or the nation. Congrats…
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Molly Nebiolo accepted to the 2018 Concordia University international summer graduate school with a full tuition award

    Molly Nebiolo, a doctoral student in history, was accepted to the 2018 international summer graduate school at Concordia University (Montreal), with a full tuition award. This year’s focus will be on environmental and food history of Montreal/ North America. Congratulations Molly!

Doctorate of History Student Bridget Keown Accepts Fellowship at the Humanities Center

Current doctoral candidate in history Bridget Keown has accepted a fellowship at Northeastern University’s Humanities Center. The fellowship will last an academic year and will focus on the theme of “Cultures of Ability”. Congratulations Bridget!

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History Events


States of Incarceration Exhibit at Northeastern University

  Please mark your calendar for Northeastern University’s States of Incarceration exhibit and opening reception. The exhibit will be open to the public and available for viewing in International Village, 1155 Tremont St., Boston, from March 19 – May 15, 2018. We hope you will attend the exhibit opening reception on March 22 at 6pm.   States of Incarceration, a national…
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