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Professor Marty Blatt comments on Civil War Memory for NUNews

Professor of the Practice and Director of the Public History Program Marty Blatt recently was asked to comment on Civil War Memory by NUNews. Click here to learn more about the article.

Published On: May 16, 2017 |
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Masters in Public History Alum Rebekah Bryer to Attend Northwestern University Doctoral Program in the Fall

  Rebekah Bryer has accepted an offer from Northwestern University’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama program, one of the best theatre programs in the country. Her research examines the intersections between performance and public history, a topic that first sparked her interest here at Northeastern.

Published On: April 21, 2017 |
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Assistant Professor Victoria Cain and Ph.D. Candidate Jack Gronau Awarded Research Grants

Assistant Professor Victoria Cain and Ph.D. Candidate Jack Gronau have both been recently awarded grants to further their research. Professor Cain was awarded the CSSH Research Development Initiative Award for her project entitled “Schools and Screens: Media and the Making of Modern Education in the U.S. 2016” while Jack was a recipient of the Graduate Thesis/Dissertation…
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The History Department’s Edward Gutiérrez in the Media about World War I

Edward Gutiérrez, a Lecturer of History at Northeastern University has contributed to two media projects focusing on World War I. These projects include The Great War airing on PBS nationally on April 10th, 11th, and 12th as well as “A Century Later, The Memories of World War I Soldiers Preserved” which was part of WNPR’s Where We Live program. Click…
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Published On: April 11, 2017 |
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Ph.D. Candidate Bridget Keown Awarded Larkin Fellowship from ACIS

    Ph.D. Candidate in History, Bridget Keown recently was awarded the Larkin Fellowship from the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS). The ACIS writes: A pioneering historian, inspiring teacher and one of the founders of the American Conference for Irish Studies, Professor Emmet Larkin (1927-2012) was truly one of the twentieth century’s giants of…
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Published On: April 5, 2017 |
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Gabrielle Chapman, Plus One student in Public History, to work on project with Historic New England

Gabrielle Chapman is a graduating History major and Public History Plus One student. After graduation, Gabrielle will be working at Historic New England on a project to record the social history and architecture of a triple decker home in Boston.  She will also conduct interviews with past and current residents of the home to further understand their lived experience. Drawing from the archives at the Otis House and oral histories, her research will culminate in a paper…
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Published On: March 31, 2017 |
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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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