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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.    

Published On: March 15, 2017 |
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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’s Jeffrey Burds Interviewed for Time Magazine Article

Associate Professor Jeffrey Burds was recently interviewed for an article in Time Magazine on U.S. – Relations entitled “American Suspiscion of Russia is Older Than You May Think”. Click here to read the article.

Published On: March 3, 2017 |
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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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