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

Want to learn more about racism against Black people in the United States? Check this out!

Want to learn more about racism against Black people in the United States? Check out this list created by members of the Northeastern Community: https://news.northeastern.edu/2020/06/06/heres-what-to-read-listen-to-and-watch-to-learn-more-about-racism-against-black-people-in-the-u-s/ Here’s what to read, listen to, and watch to better understand racism against Black people in the US – News @ Northeastern Combatting racism and injustice against Black people requires…
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Katie and Megan Woods (M.A. in Public History, 2019) Returning to National Parks of Boston as Student Conservation Association Public History Interns

Recent public history grads Katie and Megan Woods this past year have been working full time as Student Conservation Association Public History Interns at the National Parks of Boston.   They will be returning to these positions for a second year.   Katie developed the interactive map below on women’s suffrage in Boston and Megan compiled the…
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Kirsten Bilas Named Winner of 2020 CSSH Staff Award

  Kirsten Bilas, one of the administrators for the Department of History, was recently named one of the three winners of the 2020 2020 CSSH Outstanding Staff Award! She has worked for the department since 2013. Nominees noted “both faculty and staff colleagues described Kirsten as a tireless advocate and mentor for students, and a…
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History Doctoral Candidate Molly Nebiolo Wins 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Humanics

Doctoral candidate in History Molly Nebiolo received the 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Humanics. The award recognizes graduate students who, through their education, have integrated human literacy with data and technology in their learning and/or research. Congratulations Molly!

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History Events

03/18/2020

Dissertation Defense: “Misdirected Rage: The Fascist Response to Co-Colonialism and Capitalism in Burma and the Origins of Burmese Islamophobia, 1929-1942” by Matthew Bowser

Name: Matthew Bowser Department: History Dissertation Title: “Misdirected Rage: The Fascist Response to Co-Colonialism and Capitalism in Burma and the Origins of Burmese Islamophobia, 1929-1942” Date and Time: Wednesday March 18th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location: 206 Meserve Hall, Northeastern University, Boston MA 02115

03/19/2020

Dissertation Defense: “Strikes and Strikeouts: Building An Anti-Racist, Anti-Fascist Working Class Sports Culture From Below in the United States, 1918-1950” by James Robinson

Name: James Robinson Department: History Dissertation Title: “Strikes and Strikeouts: Building An Anti-Racist, Anti-Fascist Working Class Sports Culture From Below in the United States, 1918-1950” Date and Time: Thursday March 19th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location: 206 Meserve Hall, Northeastern University, Boston MA 02115  

04/02/2020

Dissertation Defense: “The Fluidity of Late-Colonial Development: Water Management, State Building, and Rural Resistance in Kenya 1938-63” by James Parker

  Name: James Parker Department: History Dissertation Title: “The Fluidity of Late-Colonial Development: Water Management, State Building, and Rural Resistance in Kenya 1938-63” Date and Time: Thursday April 2nd from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Location: 206 Meserve Hall, Northeastern University, Boston MA 02115

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