Being a history major at Boston College has never been more exciting. Our students continue to inspire and amaze us in the classroom and out. I hope you enjoy an inside look at some of this year's highlights in the History Department:
- Our highly popular Making History Public exhibit series, conceived and curated by undergraduates, draws on the holdings of the Burns Library and brings visitors to the department from all around the University.
- See our students and faculty in the act of researching in our Facebook album Historians in the Trenches.
- Faculty publications from the past year include: Marilynn Johnson, The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Region Since the 1960s; Priya Lal, African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania: Between the Village and the World; Arissa Oh, To Save the Children of Korea: The Cold War Origins of International Adoption; and Robert Savage, The BBC's 'Irish Troubles': Television, Conflict, and Northern Ireland.
In other news, we are delighted to welcome three new colleagues this year. Nicole Eaton, a Russian and Soviet historian, and Yajun Mo, a modern Chinese historian, add new strengths to our already impressive cohort of junior professors. Conevery Valencius, a highly respected U.S. environmental historian, will join us in September 2016.
Stay tuned for more as we launch our Undergraduate Engagement Initiative, designed to bring faculty and students together to talk about the study of history in the 21st century. Through projects, discussions, and celebrations, this initiative will enliven our intellectual community and help us cultivate a better sense of what we, as students of the past, can contribute to making a better future.
As a History Department graduate, you remain an important part of our extended family, and we encourage you to keep in touch.
Chair, History Department