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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 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

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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History Events

11/30/2018

Dissertation Defense: “The Elephant in the Room: Empire Animals, and Visual Culture in Interwar London” by David DeCamp

  Name: David DeCamp Department: History Dissertation Title: The Elephant in the Room: Empire Animals, and Visual Culture in Interwar London Date and Time: Friday, November 30, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm Location: 206 Meserve Hall

11/30/2018

Dissertation Defense: “Impossible Indochina: Obstacles, Issues and Failures of French Colonial Exploration in Southeast Asia, 1862-1914” by Olivier Schouteden

Name: Olivier J.-F. Schouteden Department: History Dissertation Title: Impossible Indochina: Obstacles, Issues and Failures of French Colonial Exploration in Southeast Asia, 1862-1914 Date and time: 30 November 2018, 12pm – 2pm Location: 206 Meserve Hall, Northeastern University  

12/03/2018

Humanities Center Fellows Present “Cultures of Ability”

The Humanities Center Fellows, including Doctoral candidate in History, Bridget Keown, will present their works on the theme of “Cultures of Ability”. More information to come.

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