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Assistant Professor Gretchen Heefner’s article “”A Fighter Pilot’s Heaven”: Finding Cold War Utility in the North African Desert” Published in Environmental History

Assistant Professor of History Gretchen Heefner‘s article entitled “”A Fighter Pilot’s Heaven”: Finding Cold War Utility in the North African Desert” was recently published in Environmental History. Abstract: During the Cold War, the United States constructed an unprecedented network of military bases around the world. This expansion forced US policymakers to rethink not only their strategic…
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Published On: January 19, 2017 |
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History Major Nathan Guerin Awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award

Undergraduate History Major Nathan Guerin was awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award for his research project entitled “French Colonial Policies on Islam in West Africa: 1880-1940” in which he was advised by Assistant Professor of History Gretchen Heefner. Click here learn more about the project.  

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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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Published On: December 7, 2016 |
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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”

Published On: October 19, 2016 |
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Professor Tom Havens co-edits new book entitled “Global Indigeneities and the Environment” with Karen L. Thornber

Professor Tom Havens recently co-edited a book entitled “Global Indigeneities and the Environment” with Karen. L. Thornber. Professor Havens writes: “Global Indigeneities and the Environment is a bold experiment in joining two emerging scholarly fields of inquiry, Indigenous Studies and Humanistic Environmental Studies, in a borderless, indeed global, context. This book presumes that indigenous peoples…
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Associate Professor Katherine Luongo’s book entitled “Obama and Kenya: Contested Histories and the Politics of Belonging” now available

The Department of History is proud to announce the publication of Associate Professor Katherine Luongo‘s new book with Matthew Carotenuto entitled “Obama and Kenya: Contested Histories and the Politics of Belonging” through the Ohio University Press. A summery is listed below: Barack Obama’s political ascendancy has focused considerable global attention on the history of Kenya generally and…
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Published On: September 21, 2016 |
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Professor Marty Blatt interviewed about free love anarchist Ezra Heywood on WGBH

Professor of the Practice and  Graduate Public History Program Director Marty Blatt was recently interviewed about Massachusetts’ Most Famous 19th Century Individualist Anarchist And Free Love Advocate, Ezra Heywood by WGBH. Click here to listen to the interview and learn more about this fascinating individual in history!

Published On: August 12, 2016 |
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History Ph.D. Candidates earn Fellowships in the upcoming Academic Year

Two current history Ph.D. candidates, Feruza Aripova and Regina Kazyulina, have both been awarded fellowships to help with their respective dissertations. Feruza Aripova was selected as a fellow at NYU Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia starting in May 2017 while Regina Kazyulina has won a Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship which extends her success with a major research…
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Published On: June 23, 2016 |
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Madelyn Stone received Honorable Mention for paper entitled “Reality is the Satire: The Will to Hope in the Writings of Jura Soyfer”

Madelyn Stone won an Honorable Mention this year for her paper produced for the $5000 Ruderman Scholarship in Jewish Studies grant she had while studying at Northeastern University. She wrote the paper with Professor Laurel Leff on an original study using German sources about a German Jewish journalist killed in the Holocaust. The paper was entitled…
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Published On: June 15, 2016 |
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Louise Walker to give public lecture at the University of Cambridge

Associate Professor Louise Walker will be giving a public lecture at the University of Cambridge in the UK later this month. Click here for more information

Published On: May 17, 2016 |
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