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

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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Professor Emeritus William Fowler Jr. quoted in the Washington Post

Professor Emeritus William Fowler Jr. was recently quoted in an article in the Washington Post in regards to celebrating Christopher Columbus Day and memorials to the explorer.

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History Events


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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