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...
Matthews Distinguished University Professor of History Harlow Robinson gives talk on NPR’s “Here and Now”
Matthews Distinguished University Professor of History Harlow Robinson recently gave an interview on Russians in American film and TV entitled “From ‘Doctor Zhivago’ To ‘The Americans,’ Looking At Russia Through Hollywood’s Lens” for NPR’s “Here and Now”. Click here to learn more.
Jessica Muttitt, who graduated with an masters in public history from Northeastern in December, 2016, was recently hired as a Visitor Experience Associate at Boston Children’s Museum. Her work encompasses engaging with visitors to use the power of play in the museum’s exhibits and programs to help families learn about science, technology, language, music, and art….
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Nancy S. Seasholes is a historian and historical archaeologist. Her area of expertise is all the filling that’s been done to create the land on which Boston is located. She is the author of Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston (MIT 2003) and its companion book, Walking Tours of Boston’s Made Land (MIT…
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Ph.D. candidate Abigail Mullen will be conducting her final dissertation defense on Tuesday, April 4th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in 206 Meserve Hall at Northeastern University. Her dissertation is entitled “Good Neighbourhood with All”: Conflict and Cooperation in the First Barbary War, 1801 – 1805 Free and open to the public