Congratulations to Philip Thai, an Associate Professor of History, who was recently awarded the ACLS-Burkhardt Fellowship for his project entitled “In the Shadows of the Bamboo Curtain: Underground Economies across Greater China during the Cold War.” Congratulations Philip!
Undergraduate history students Ayeon Lee and Meghan Jones each received Peak Award funding from Northeastern University to conduct research this term for their capstone course. In addition, both Ayeon Lee and Kerrina Williams also received funding from the Health and Humanities fund for their research projects. Congratulations to our students!
Sara Dean, recent graduate of the Northeastern Public History Program, has a review essay of Northeastern Professor Sari Altschuler’s exhibit, Touch This Page!: Making Sense of the Ways We Read, in the Public Historian, November 2019, Volume 41, Number 4.
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
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 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 was recently interviewed by News@Northeastern for a video entitled “Remembering D-Day 75 Years Later”.
The Department of History at Northeastern is proud to announce that Olivier Schouteden, a recent doctoral program graduate, has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo. Olivier successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Impossible Indochina: Obstacles, Issues, and Failures of French Colonial Exploration in Southeast Asia, 1862 – 1914”…
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Chris Parsons, Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern, was recently featured in an article entitled “French Colonists Didn’t Just Carry Muskets – They Wore Gardening Gloves” by News@Northeastern. In this article, he talks about his recent book “A Not-So-New World: Empire and Environment in French Colonial North America” and how Samuel de Champlain attempted to…
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Jamie Parker, a doctoral candidate in history here at Northeastern University, has recently been named as one of the 2019 Perspectives Daily Summer Columnists for the American Historical Association. Congrats Jamie!