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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

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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Assistant Professor Philip Thai publishes short essay entitled “Tariffs and Unintended Consequences: The Case of China’s War on Smuggling”

Philip Thai, an Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University, recently published a short essay entitled “Tariffs and Unintended Consequences: The Case of China’s War on Smuggling” on the Columbia University Press Blog. This article ties in with Professor Thai’s recently published book on the ongoing U.S.-China trade war entitled “China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic…
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Public History students blog about the legacy of Crispus Attucks for King Street (Official Blog of the Bostonian Society)

Multiple Masters in Public History students have contributed to a multiple-part blog about the legacy of Crispus Attucks for On King Street, which is the official blog of the Bostonian Society, this past spring. Check out their work here

Doctoral Candidate in History, Matthew Bowser, announced as one of the winners of the AHA blog contest

  The Department of History at Northeastern University is pleased to announce that Matthew Bowser (doctoral candidate in History) has been named one of the winners of the AHA blog contest. Please see the official announcement from AHA here. Congrats Matt!

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History Events

03/19/2018—05/15/2018

States of Incarceration Exhibit at Northeastern University

  Please mark your calendar for Northeastern University’s States of Incarceration exhibit and opening reception. The exhibit will be open to the public and available for viewing in International Village, 1155 Tremont St., Boston, from March 19 – May 15, 2018. We hope you will attend the exhibit opening reception on March 22 at 6pm.   States of Incarceration, a national…
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