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A historical look at a case of violence

A new book by Boston College Associate Professor of History Sylvia Sellers-García opens with a disturbing account of events that occurred one morning in Guatemala City in the summer of 1800. A surveyor and mapmaker opens his study window to … Continue reading

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Pilgrim shrines in France

In her book, historian Virginia Reinburg looks at pilgrim shrines—Sainte-Reine, Notre-Dame du Puy, Notre-Dame de Garaison, and Notre-Dame de Betharram—and the way they served as places of healing, holiness, and truth in early modern France. In Storied Places: Pilgrim Shrines, … Continue reading

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Book prize for Ismay

Trust Among Strangers: Friendly Societies in Modern Britain (Cambridge University Press) by Associate Professor of History Penelope Ismay, was named co-winner of the 2019 Stansky Book Prize presented by North American Conference on British Studies. The Stansky Book Prize is … Continue reading

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A matter of trust

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the internal migration of a growing population transformed Britain into a “society of strangers.” The coming and going of so many people wreaked havoc on the institutions through which Britons had previously … Continue reading

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Latino City honored

Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945–2000 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), written by Boston College alumna Llana Barber, is the recipient of the Kenneth Jackson Award from the Urban History Association. The award honors the best … Continue reading

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James Harvey Robinson Prize

BC Associate Professor of History Cynthia Lynn Lyerly and BC alumna Bethany Jay of Salem State University have won the American Historical Association’s James Harvey Robinson Prize for their co-edited book, Understanding and Teaching American Slavery (University of Wisconsin Press, 2016). The James Harvey … Continue reading

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Irish Studies book awards

At the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies held this month at University College Cork, the following authors were among those honored. BC Professor of English Philip O’Leary was awarded the 2018 Michael J. Durkan Prize for Books on Language … Continue reading

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