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

History Doctoral Candidate Luke Scalone Interviewed on Maghrib in Past & Present Podcast

History doctoral candidate Luke Scalone was recently interviewed for episode of the Maghrib in Past & Present podcast. During the podcast, Luke talked with the Directer of Centre d’Études Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT) Dr. Meriem Guetat about his current research project entitled “France’s Shattered Empire: Fascism and Republicanism in Colonial Tunisia, 1931-1944.”

Dean of Libraries Dan Cohen and Associate Professor of History Victoria Cain Quoted in the Boston Globe About Journaling During COVID-19 Outbreak

Dean of Libraries Dan Cohen and Associate Professor of History Victoria Cain recently discussed with Boston Globe the historical importance of paper journaling can have during the COVID-19 virus outbreak and other major events. Click here to read the article for more information!

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!

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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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