Rich with archival detail and compelling characters, Life on Display uses the history of biological exhibitions to analyze museums’ shifting roles in twentieth-century American science and society. History professor Victoria E. M. Cain and her co-author, Karen A. Rader, chronicle profound changes in these exhibitions—and the institutions that housed them—between 1910 and 1990, ultimately offering…
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Northeastern, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, hosted a two-day workshop on Oct. 10-11 to introduce military historians to digital tools that could help them advance their own work and forge new collaborations with colleagues…
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Graduate student Stacy Fahrenthold published her article “Sound Minds in Sound Bodies: Transnational Philanthropy and Patriotic Masculinity in al-Nadi al-Homsi and Syrian Brazil, 1920-1932” in the International Journal for Middle East Studies. Please find the complete article on the following link.
Samantha Christiansen and Zachary A. Scarlett have edited a book entitled The Third World in the Global 1960s that will be published by Berghahn Books. This new book is set to be released by the end of 2012. More information is available here.
Graduate Student Regina Kazyulina conducted research for her dissertation on the lives of civilians under the German occupation of Ukraine during World War II in Kiev, Ukraine in the summer of 2012 with support from a Lucille R. Zanghi LA ’72 and James M. Dow LA ’72 Endowed History Fund, as well as a Gillis Family Fund…
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History major Emily Falconer was chosen to be the recipient of the Honors Senior Fellowship Award for 2011-2012. This award is to be used for her honors project “1938: The Munich Conference, the Molotov Ribbentrop Pact, and Espionage on the Eve of World War II.”
History major Kelsey Bacon was chosen to be the recipient of the Gladys Brooks Undergraduate Award for 2011-2012. This award is to be used for her honors project “The Cambridge Five: Biographical Account of Five King’s Men Who Spied for Stalin.”
Graduate Student Ross Newton’s article, “‘Good and Kind Benefactors’: Honduran Logwood Merchants and Boston’s Christ Church” has been accepted for publication in a special Issue of Early American Studies: “Forming Nations, Reforming Empires: Atlantic Politics in the ‘Long Eighteenth Century.” (Winter 2013).
Professor Katherine Luongo published her new book, Witchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya, 1900 – 1955 with Cambridge University Press. Focusing on colonial Kenya, this book shows how conflicts between state authorities and Africans over witchcraft-related crimes provided an important space in which the meanings of justice, law, and order in the empire were debated.
Graduate Student Burleigh Hendrickson‘s article, “March 1968: Practicing Transnational Activism From Tunis to Paris,” has been published in the International Journal of Middle East Studies. (November 2012).