Welcome to the Department of History

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

Philip Thai, Associate Professor of History, Awarded ACLS-Burkhardt Fellowship

Congratulations to Philip Thai, an Associate Professor of History, who was recently awarded the ACLS-Burkhardt Fellowship for his project entitled “In the Shadows of the Bamboo Curtain: Underground Economies across Greater China during the Cold War.” Congratulations Philip!

Undergraduate History Students Awarded Funding for Research Projects

Undergraduate history students Ayeon Lee and Meghan Jones each received Peak Award funding from Northeastern University to conduct research this term for their capstone course. In addition, both Ayeon Lee and Kerrina Williams also received funding from the Health and Humanities fund for their research projects. Congratulations to our students!

Sara Dean, Recent Public History Graduate, Publishes Essay in the Public Historian

Sara Dean, recent graduate of the Northeastern Public History Program, has a review essay of Northeastern Professor Sari Altschuler’s exhibit, Touch This Page!: Making Sense of the Ways We Read, in the Public Historian, November 2019, Volume 41, Number 4.

Masters in Public History Alum Doneeca Thurston named Director of Lynn Museum / LynnArts

    Doneeca Thurston, a Masters in Public History alum, was recently named the new Director of Lynn Museum / LynnArts. Prior to this new position Doneeca had worked at the Peabody Essex Museum. Read the announcement of Doneeca’s hiring here

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History Events


“The Case Against Humane War”: A talk by Samuel Moyn

The Department of History is pleased to announce that Samuel Moyn will be giving a talk entitled The Case Against Humane War on Monday, October 28th at 4PM. The talk will take place at 909 Renaissance Park. Samuel Moyn is currently Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of History at Yale University. Please…
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Dissertation Defense: “The American Colonial Education Project: Race, Citizenship & Schools in the Philippines, 1901-1916” by Shaunna Harrington

Name: Shaunna Harrington Department: History Dissertation Title: “The American Colonial Education Project: Race, Citizenship & Schools in the Philippines, 1901-1916” Date and Time: Thursday November 14th from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: 206 Meserve Hall, Northeastern University, Boston MA 02115

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