John Rodrigue to deliver next lunch talk

September 10th, 2018 in Event Details, Seminar Series.

Don’t miss next Wednesday’s lunch talk, delivered by John C. Rodrigue (Stonehill College). Professor Rodrigue will discuss “Repudiating the Emancipation Proclamation and Reestablishing Slavery,” a chapter from his forthcoming book, Fertile Crescent: The Civil War and the Abolition of Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Rodrigue has most recently published Lincoln and Reconstruction, a volume in Southern Illinois University Press’s Concise Lincoln Library series. In addition to working on a long-term project on the southern planters after the Civil War, he is also general editor of the college-level textbook, Louisiana: A History, published by Wiley.


2018-2019 Seminar Series Lineup Announced!

August 15th, 2018 in Seminar Series.

David Atkinson will give next seminar series talk

April 10th, 2018 in Event Details, Seminar Series.

We are pleased to announce the theme of our next lunch talk, to be held on Wednesday, April 18 at 12:20. Professor David Atkinson (Purdue) will present his paper, “Imports, European Empires, and American Political Economy during the First World War.”

Atkinson received his Ph.D. in history from Boston University in 2010. His forthcoming book is entitled The Burdens of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Labor Migration in the British Empire and the United States. He is working on a new project that explores how Americans interacted with their growing commercial empire in the 19th century.


Timothy Stewart-Winter (Rutgers) to deliver next lunch talk!

March 15th, 2018 in Event Details, Seminar Series.

We are excited to host Timothy Stewart-Winter on Wednesday March 21 for our next lunch talk seminar. Professor Stewart Winter will discuss his current book project. The accompanying paper is titled,”The Fall of Walter Jenkins: Sexuality and the Politics of Policing in the 1960s.”

Stewart-Winter is an associate professor of U.S. history at Rutgers University. His first book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics (Penn, 2016; paperback, August 2017), won the 2017 John Boswell Prize for the outstanding book in the field of LGBT history, awarded by the American Historical Association Committee on LGBT History. He is now working on the first book-length study of the scandal surrounding the 1964 arrest of White House aide Walter Jenkins on disorderly conduct charges. In 2017-2018, he is a visiting fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. He co-directs the Queer Newark Oral History Project.


2018 Grad Conference program now available – Open to the public!

March 11th, 2018 in Event Details, grad conference.




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Jayita Sarkar to speak at next lunch talk

January 23rd, 2018 in Event Details, Seminar Series.

We are pleased to announce that Jayita Sarkar (BU) will visit the APHI seminar room next Wednesday, Jan 31 to speak about her paper, “Whack-a-Mole: American Policy to Curb West European Nuclear Exports, 1974-1978.” Please join us for lunch at 12:20!

Sarkar, an historian by training, is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Her first book examines U.S. nonproliferation policy toward India’s nuclear program since the Kennedy years until the first Reagan administration, and India’s quest for its strategic autonomy through a diversified procurement strategy in the nuclear realm. Entitled Splitting Atoms: The United States, Nonproliferation and India’s Nuclear Program, 1961-1984 the manuscript is undergoing final revisions before review. Concurrently, she is working on her second book project The Market and the Bomb on U.S. nonproliferation policy toward nuclear supplier states— France, Germany (FRG), Switzerland— during 1974-1992. This project is a study of the successes and failures of U.S. nonproliferation leverage on major supplier states by enhancing export controls on nuclear assistance.


Deadline Extended: 10th Annual Graduate Student Conference

January 15th, 2018 in Event Details, grad conference.

Deadline Extended: Jan 26

Check out the CFP here: http://sites.bu.edu/aphi/grad-conference/


Brooke Blower to speak at APHI Seminar

November 27th, 2017 in Seminar Series.

Join us this Wednesday for Professor Brooke Blower’s presentation, “Hope and Betrayal in the Pacific War: The Making of an American Radio Correspondent in Southeast Asia.”

Brooke Blower is Associate Professor of History at Boston University. Her first book, Becoming Americans in Paris: Transatlantic Politics and Culture between the World Wars (Oxford University Press, 2011) won the Gilbert Chinard Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies and the James P. Hanlan Best Book Award from the New England Historical Association. Blower is currently writing a book about Americans overseas on the eve of and during World War II, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. Articles related to this project have appeared in the American Historical Review and the book she co-edited with Mark P. Bradley, The Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn (Cornell University Press, 2015). Her publication “From Isolationism to Neutrality: A New Framework for Understanding American Political Culture, 1919-1941” Diplomatic History (April 2014), won the Stuart L. Bernath Article Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).


New talk added, updated flyer!

October 30th, 2017 in Event Details, Seminar Series.

February 14, John Rodrigue (Stonehill College), “The Abolition of Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley during the Civil War”

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Next week: Heather Ann Thompson at APHI Lunch

October 12th, 2017 in Event Details, Seminar Series.

The 2017-18 APHI seminar kicks off next Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:20PM. University of Michigan Professor Heather Ann Thompson, author  of the Pulitzer prize winning Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971, will speak on the subject of her current research, “Surveillance and the State-Building Origins of American Carcerality.” There will be no pre-circulated paper.  The seminar will meet in Room 501, 226 Bay State Road, Boston. See you there!website