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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

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.    

Recent masters in public history graduate hired at Boston Children’s Museum

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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History Events

03/29/2017

Nancy Seasholes presents the Boston Atlas Project

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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04/04/2017

Abigail Mullen Dissertation Defense: “Good Neighbourhood with All”: Conflict and Cooperation in the First Barbary War, 1801 – 1805

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  

04/11/2017

Matthew Williamson Dissertation Defense: “The Networks of John Jay, 1745-1804: A Historical Network Analysis Experiment”

Ph.D. candidate Matthew Williamson will be conducting his final dissertation defense on Tuesday, April 11th from 1:30 – 3:30 PM in 206 Meserve Hall at Northeastern University. His dissertation is entitled “The Networks of John Jay, 1745-1804: A Historical Network Analysis Experiment” Free and open to the public

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