Welcome to the Department of History
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.
Megan Barney (Public History)
Megan Barney graduated from Northeastern University in 2019 with a Master of Arts degree in Public History and a Certificate in Digital Humanities. Prior to Northeastern, Megan attended Elmira College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Studies. Megan was an acti...
Caroline Klibanoff (Public History)
Caroline Klibanoff graduated from Northeastern University in 2018 with a Master of Arts degree in Public History and a Certificate in Digital Humanities. After completing her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in American Studies and Film/Media, Caroline worked in video and communicati...
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, 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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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!
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
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
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