Check out the Pathways of some of our students!
- Took the First Year seminar in she learned what it means to be a college history major and how to write an effective research paper.
- Enjoyed the second seminar and how it furthered knowledge and reverberations throughout history as well as the craft of research writing.
- Attended Dialogue of Civilizations in the Balkans which blended coursework and creating experiences not replicated anywhere else.
- Attended Dialogue of Civilizations in Russia which allowed to put history she learned into context.
- Studies abroad Fall 2016 in Freie Universitӓt in Berlin, Germany.
- Completed first co-op INTERPOL in Washington D.C. Worked in compliance division, ensuring that all cases were maintained specific standards.
- Completed second co-op at the U.S. Commercial Service out of the U.S. Embassy in London. ..
- Developed research interests in “American Views of Russia”. The course refined writing skills and crafting solid arguments.
- Assessed issues of human rights violations, race relations, and women’s rights from an international perspective.
- Explored scholarship about Mars during the 20th century, marginalized people on Boston Harbor islands, and US military installations
- Served as a history peer mentor, and guided students through their first year at Northeastern.
- Attended the UN General Assembly as a press delegate in September 2016.
- Used her skills from courses and co-op to apply towards her law degree
Katie and Megan Woods (M.A. in Public History, 2019) Returning to National Parks of Boston as Student Conservation Association Public History Interns07.09.2020
Dissertation Defense: “Seeking Sovereignty: Colonial Ambitions and Colonial Control in the French Congo, 1880-1905” by Elizabeth Lehr07.17.2020
History Doctoral Candidate Luke Scalone Interviewed on Maghrib in Past & Present Podcast04.02.2020
Kirsten Bilas Named Winner of 2020 CSSH Staff Award04.27.2020
History Doctoral Candidate Molly Nebiolo Wins 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Humanics04.27.2020
Welcome to the Department of History!
The Department of History at Northeastern emphasizes the study of national and regional histories as well as of the global exchanges between nations, regions, and cultures. Experience in conducting original research is a hallmark of the undergraduate program. Faculty research and teaching focus on Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, Russia and the Soviet Union, the Atlantic World, the Middle East, and on the histories of race; imperialism and colonialism; violence and war; political and social movements; cultural history; women and gender; and public history. With guidance from their faculty mentors, history majors have won numerous research scholarships. In addition to university-sponsored semester abroad programs, history students regularly participate in month-long summer Dialogues of Civilization courses taught by history faculty in world cities, such as Prague, Istanbul, Accra, Beirut, Budapest, or Beijing.