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Check in at the beginning of each month to stay updated on the Department’s talks, socials, and more. Details below.

May 2024

Department of History May 2024 Events

John D.O’Bryant African-American Institute
40 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115

11:00am – 1:30pm

Department of History 2024 Graduation Celebration Photo Gallery

Department of History April 2024 Events

440 Egan

12:00pm – 1:30pm

This talk by Jamaican Taino chief, Kasike Kalaan Nibonrix Kaiman, will address “stories as medicine” in his home context, linking this to climate change, the disconnection with environmental cycles and possibilities for healing.

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Department of History:

210 Shillman Hall

9:45am – 10:30am

Dr. Simon Rabinovitch, Faculty Representative, Professor and Undergraduate Program Director of History

Rachel Grupp, Student Ambassador

Emma Issacs, Student Ambassador

40 Dockser Hall

10:00am – 3:00pm

Join the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR), for a symposium with Dr. Kris Manjapra, CLEAR Faculty Fellow, and an international group of experts, in discussion about the cultural mobilizations, institutional shifts, legal battles, and reparative futures resulting from the “call” of ancestral entities held by museums.

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Department of History:

210 Shillman Hall

9:45am – 10:30am

Dr. Gretchen Heefner, Faculty Representative, Professor and Chair of History

Emma Issacs, Student Ambassador

Tiffany Pottenburgh, Student Ambassador

Department of History Faculty Retreat

March 2024

Department of History March 2024 Events

The History Graduate Student Association Writing Workshop, led by Dr. Kris Manjapra

206 Meserve Hall


The 10th Annual WGSS Women’s History Month Symposium:
Cabral Center
40 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115
9:00am – 4:30pm
This year’s symposium will be a bit different: we will be celebrating 50 years of the fabulous feminist journal Signs and convening on the topic of Feminist Foundations, Feminist Futures: Celebrating Signs at Fifty! 

CSSH College Conversations: An event hosted by the Explore Program to allow students to learn about CSSH majors through informal roundtable discussion with faculty and current students.

Curry Ballroom

12:00pm – 1:00pm


Third Installment of the Recent Scholarship in Soviet/Post-Soviet Studies Series
909 RP
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Julie A. Cassidy Professor of Russian, Wiliams College:

“Russian Style, or What Twerking Ari Cadets and ‘Gay’ Propaganda Tel Us About Putin’s War in Ukraine”
Elizabeth Wood Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
“Gender Systems in the Putin Autocracy”

Moderator: Dr. Erina Megowan, Associate Professor of History

Revolution, Resistance, and Resilience in History Conference: Presented by the History Graduate Student Association Conference

Cabral Center

Friday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 24th

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February 2024

Department of History February 2024 Events

Presented by the Northeastern University Africana Studies Program: Black Feminist Worldmaking

East Village, 17th Floor
291 Boltolph St., Boston, MA 02115

10:00am – 5:00pm

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909 Renaissance Park

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Presented by the M.A. Program in Public History at Northeastern University

909 Renaissance Park

3:00pm – 4:00pm



Second installment of the Recent Scholarship in Soviet/Post-Soviet Studies speaker series

310 Renaissance Park

4:30pm – 6:00pm


Rachel Applebaum Associate Professor of History, Tufts University:
“The Female Face of Foreign Relations in the Cold War: Russian Language Teachers Abroad.”
Alexis Peri Associate Professor of History, Boston University:
“Discovering the Power of the Personal: the Cold-War Pen Friendships of Soviet and American

Moderator: Heather Streets-Salter Professor of History, Northeastern University

Presentation by World History PhD Candidate Jeffrey Lamson

909 Renaissance Park

12:00pm – 1:00pm

January 2024

Department of History January 2024 Events

First Installment of the Recent Scholarship in Soviet/Post-Soviet Studies speaker series

909 Renaissance Park

4:30pm – 6:00pm


Erina Megowan Lecturer in History at Northeastern University:
“Close to the War:” Proximity to Violence, Propaganda and Soviet Social Legitimacy during World War Il
Nicole Eaton Associate Professor of History at Boston College:
German Blood, Slavic Soil: Königsberg/Kaliningrad as an Epicenter of the German-Soviet Apocalypse

Moderator: Jelena Golubovic Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and International Affairs Northeastern University