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

Doctoral Graduate alum Stacy Fahrenthold (2014) wins Syrian Studies Association’s prize for Most Outstanding Dissertation

The Prize Committee of the Syrian Studies Association is pleased to announce the prizes of the most outstanding dissertation and article. The committee considered dissertations completed between 1 July 2014 and 30 Jun 2016 and articles or book chapters published between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016. The committee was made up of Charles…
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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”

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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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