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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

January 25, 2018 was declared “William Fowler, Jr. Day” by Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh

Thursday January 25, 2018 was declared “William Fowler, Jr. Day” by Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh. William Fowler, Jr. is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of History here at Northeastern University and recently retired this past July. Click here to see Mayor Walsh’s proclamation via Twitter.  

In Memoriam: Clay McShane

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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History Events

02/28/2018

Final Dissertation Defense of Regina Kazyulina Entitled ” “Socially Dangerous” Women: Accommodation, Collaboration, and Retribution in Soviet Ukraine, 1941-1945″

Regina Kazyulina, a doctoral candidate in history, will be presenting her final dissertation defense on Tuesday February 28, 2018. The defense will take place at 10:30 AM and will be held at 206 Meserve Hall. Her dissertation is entitled “ “Socially Dangerous” Women: Accommodation, Collaboration, and Retribution in Soviet Ukraine, 1941-1945″. Free and open to…
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03/24/2018—03/25/2018

The Department of History’s 10th Annual Graduate World History Conference – “Interrogating Boundaries: Mapping the Mental and Material in World History”

The Department of History’s 10th Annual Graduate World History Conference will be taking place on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of March 2018. This year’s conference is entitled Interrogating Boundaries: Mapping the Mental and Material in World History. The event has attracted a record number of submissions and 62 graduate students from 34 universities…
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05/02/2018

Annual History Honors Reception and Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony

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 k.bilas@northeastern.edu .

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