Welcome to the Department of History

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 Doneeca Thurston named Director of Lynn Museum / LynnArts

    Doneeca Thurston, a Masters in Public History alum, was recently named the new Director of Lynn Museum / LynnArts. Prior to this new position Doneeca had worked at the Peabody Essex Museum. Read the announcement of Doneeca’s hiring here

Megan Barney and Caroline Klibanoff, Recent Public History Program Graduates, Take on Leadership Roles in the Digital Humanities Field

We are proud to report that two of our recent graduates have recently taken public history positions where they will be leaders in the digital humanities field. Megan Barney is the Coordinator for Online Learning, Facing History and Ourselves.  Caroline Klibanoff is Program Manager, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Professor of the Practice, Marty Blatt, interviewed on WBUR about Faneuil Hall and how it should address its history of slavery

Professor of the Practice and current Director of the Public History Program, Marty Blatt, was recently interviewed on WBUR about Faneuil Hall and how its history of slavery should be addressed. You can listen to the interview here

Incoming Chair and Professor of History Timothy Brown Interviewed About the 75th Anniversary of D-Day by News@Northeastern

Incoming Chair and Professor of History Timothy Brown was recently interviewed by News@Northeastern for a video entitled “Remembering D-Day 75 Years Later”.

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History Events

10/28/2019

“The Case Against Humane War”: A talk by Samuel Moyn

The Department of History is pleased to announce that Samuel Moyn will be giving a talk entitled The Case Against Humane War on Monday, October 28th at 4PM. The talk will take place at 909 Renaissance Park. Samuel Moyn is currently Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of History at Yale University. Please…
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11/14/2019

Dissertation Defense: “The American Colonial Education Project: Race, Citizenship & Schools in the Philippines, 1901-1916” by Shaunna Harrington

Name: Shaunna Harrington Department: History Dissertation Title: “The American Colonial Education Project: Race, Citizenship & Schools in the Philippines, 1901-1916” Date and Time: Thursday November 14th from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: 206 Meserve Hall, Northeastern University, Boston MA 02115

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