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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

Professor Marty Blatt publishes blog on King Philip’s War for MASS Humanities

Professor of the Practice and Director of the Public History Program Marty Blatt has recently published a blog post for MASS Humanities entitled “King Philip’s War and the Cultural Landscape of Boston”

Assistant Professor Philip Thai interviewed for New Books Network podcast

Philip Thai, Assistant Professor of History, was recently interviewed for the New Books Network podcast about his new book “China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economics, Life, and the Making of the Modern State, 1842 – 1965.” now available through Columbia Press. You can listen to the podcast here

Assistant Professor Victoria Cain Gives Keynote Address at the Shanghai International Museum Forum

Victoria Cain, Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University, recently returned from Shanghai China where she gave the keynote address at the Shanghai International Museum Form. In addition to the keynote address, Professor Cain also took part in a panel focusing on Naturalists and Museum Collections with her talk entitled “Fifty Years of Searching for…
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Assistant Professor Philip Thai publishes short essay entitled “Tariffs and Unintended Consequences: The Case of China’s War on Smuggling”

Philip Thai, an Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University, recently published a short essay entitled “Tariffs and Unintended Consequences: The Case of China’s War on Smuggling” on the Columbia University Press Blog. This article ties in with Professor Thai’s recently published book on the ongoing U.S.-China trade war entitled “China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic…
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History Events

09/21/2018

Assistant Professor Philip Thai Book Talk: Trans-Asian Encounters and China’s War on Smuggling

Philip Thai, Assistant Professor of History, Northeastern University will be presenting book talk on trans-Asian encounters and China’s war on smuggling. Chair: Professor Arunabh Ghosh, Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University   ​

11/01/2018

“Beyond Bureaucracy, More than Coercion: Rethinking State Power in U.S. History”, a Faculty Works-in-Progress talk by Assistant Professor Cameron Blevins

Assistant Professor of History Cameron Blevins will be taking part in CSSH’s Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium on November 1st. His talk is entitled “Beyond Bureaucracy, More than Coercion: Rethinking State Power in U.S. History”

12/03/2018

Humanities Center Fellows Present “Cultures of Ability”

The Humanities Center Fellows, including Professor of History Laura Frader and Assistant Professor of History Philip Thai, will present their works on the theme of “Cultures of Ability”. Doctoral candidate in History, Bridget Keown will also present her work on the theme.

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