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Gerald Herman

Professor Emeritus, History

Gerald H. Herman is a professor emeritus of history at Northeastern University. He taught undergraduate courses in cultural history, histories of science and technology (with a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering), the history of modern warfare, and history and film. On the graduate level, he taught a seminar on the Holocaust, a course on World War I, and a media and history production course in the department’s Public History program. He was a founding member both of the Historians Film Committee and of the National Council on Public History. His recent publications include From the Protocols of Zion to Holocaust Denial Trials: Challenging the Media, the Law and the Academy (co-edited with Deborah R. Kaufman, David Phillips, and James R. Ross) Oxford; Valentine Mitchell Publishers, 2007), “Creating the Twenty-first Century ‘Historian For All Seasons’” (The Public Historian, Summer, 2003), Critical Thinking Skills Using Primary Sources in World History (2004: J. Weston Walch), Critical Thinking Skills Using Primary Sources in U. S. History (2000), and new editions of U. S. History on the Screen: Teacher’s Resource Book on Film and Video (2002) and World History on the Screen: Teachers Resource Book on Film and Video (2003). He has written and produced award winning television, radio, and CD ROM based historical programs. Since 1988, he has served as Film and Electronic Media Reviews Editor for The Public Historian.

  • American Air Museum in Britain
  • The American Air Museum in Britain
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Film Institute
  • American Historical Association
  • British Film Institute
  • Center the Study of the Vietnam Generation
  • Committee for History in the Classroom
  • Historians Film Committee (founding member)
  • History of Science Society
  • Imperial War Museum
  • International Association for Audio-Visual Media in Historical
  • Research and Education (IAMHIST)
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Museum of Television and Radio (Paley Center)
  • National Council on Public History (founding member)
  • Smithsonian Associates/Air Space Museum
  • Society for Cinema Studies (elected Member)
  • The Society for History Education
  • Southern Poverty Law Center/Klanwatch Project
  • University Film and Video Association
  • United Nations Association of the United States of America
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Education

    M.A., 1967, Military, Media and History, Modern Cultural Europe, Science and Technology
    Northeastern University

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    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115