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Forgetful Remembrance

February 17, 2020

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Guy Beiner explores how history is shaped by collective memory and social forgetting.

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BC launches new Irish history

October 07, 2018

'The Cambridge History of Ireland' is deemed the most comprehensive, authoritative account of the island nation ever attempted.

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New Burns Scholar

April 05, 2018

Historian Jason Knirck is the first American to serve as the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies.

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Radcliffe fellow

March 05, 2018

Historian Dana Sajdi will study prose topographies of Syria's capital as a fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute.

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A yarn with a twist

January 14, 2018

BBC News explores the origins and evolution of cotton with BC historian Prasannan Parthasarathi.

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Best book prize in environmental history

April 08, 2017

A catastrophic event in medieval China holds lessons for our relationship with the environment today, says historian Ling Zhang.

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Before 'fake news'

January 11, 2017

False prophecy played a similar role in medieval times, writes BC's Eric Weiskott.

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Covering hunger strikes

July 08, 2016

In an Irish Times op-ed, History's Rob Savage examines BBC reporting during The Troubles.

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American history TV

July 02, 2016

A BC lecture on women in post-Civil War America airs on C-SPAN.

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Lowenberg Fellowship winner

May 17, 2016

Charles Gallagher, S.J., finalizing his book on a WWII Boston-based Nazi conspiracy, will study at the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

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'Freak Out and Carry On'

June 15, 2017

BC historian Heather Cox Richardson co-hosts a new WBUR podcast on politics and history.

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Aleppo a war crime?

January 10, 2017

Associate Professor of History Devin Pendas weighs in on NECN's 'The Take.'

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The Trump win

November 09, 2016

Listen as presidential historian Patrick Maney outlines two significant advantages Donald Trump will bring to office.

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'Murder of a President'

February 02, 2016

Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson is consultant, commentator for PBS 'American Experience' on Garfield assassination.

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Details in the discards

December 04, 2017

The latest student-curated exhibit in the 'Making History Public' series offers an unusual look back at immigrant life in Boston.