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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

Masters in Public History student Sara Dean to speak at CSSH Graduate Commencement Ceremony on April 29th

Please join the Department of History in congratulating our own Sara Dean (M.A. in Public History, 2019) on being chosen to represent this year’s graduating class of M.A . students at the CSSH commencement ceremony on April 29!  

Masters in Public History Alum Kara Zelasko Accepts Job with the Cultural Department of Meridian International Center

Masters of Public History alum Kara Zelasko will be moving to DC to start working in the Cultural Department of Meridian International Center as a Program Associate. Most of her time will be dedicated to creating traveling exhibitions focusing on US international relations history and will also help facilitate some public programs Meridian offers. Kara graduated from…
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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

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History Events


11th Annual History Graduate Student Conference: “(Re)Writing Global Histories: Movement, Memory, and Materiality”

Northeastern University’s 11th Annual History Graduate Conference “(Re)Writing Global Histories: Movement, Memory, and Materiality” will address a wide variety of themes within world history and public history, looking specifically at how histories of various ideas, materials, and people have been (re)written throughout human history. The conference will be held on March 23 and 24, 2018…
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