History Department Events
History is a busy and thriving department with numerous events aimed towards all of the different members of the department.
Undergraduate history majors have organized a day-long event on Tuesday, November 19th to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. The schedule of events includes a number of speakers, refreshments, and music. Attendees are invited to offer their own reflections or even record themselves reciting the speech.
The department is hosting the fifth Biennial Conference on the History of Religion will be on March 28th and 29th and the theme is "The Problem of Religion: Faith and Agency in History."
One of the regular series of events that the department holds is the History Workshop, which is open to everyone. The workshops consist of presentations of work in progress by current doctoral candidates, Boston College Faculty, and outside historians. It provides BC graduate students with the opportunity to present their doctoral research in a public forum and it also gives them the opportunity to see working historians at work.
The European History Graduate Workshop is an opportunity for graduate students and faculty members to meet and discuss their research and writing projects in an informal yet productive arena. Each session, participants discuss one more more pre-circulated papers.
The Workshop on Women and Gender is a faculty-student program dedicated to the topic of women and gender in the academic workplace. The group's activities range from informal discussion sessions to training workshops and professionalization series.