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Human rights in history

Three distinguished authors will convene for a special roundtable discussion on human rights in history and the development of the concept. The event will feature: Samuel Moyn of Columbia University, author of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History; Michael … Continue reading

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Why Europe and not Asia?

Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600–1850, by Boston College Associate Professor of History Prasannan Parthasarathi, offers a new answer to the question of why Europe industrialized from the late 18th century, but Asia did … Continue reading

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The Empire Reformed

The first book by Boston College Assistant Professor of History Owen Stanwood, The Empire Reformed: English America in the Age of the Glorious Revolution, offers “a compelling explanation for the political turbulence in colonial North America in the late 17th … Continue reading

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On the Constitution

Jack Rakove, one of the nation’s most respected scholars of the American Constitution, will discuss “Beyond Belief: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion” on Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. in McGuinn Hall, room 121. Rakove, a professor of … Continue reading

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Britain’s history depicted in a new light

A hoard of beautiful gold military objects found in 2009 in a Staffordshire, England field drew attention to the mysterious world of 7th and 8th century Britain. This time period is the focus of Boston College History Professor Robin Fleming’s … Continue reading

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How TV transformed Irish society

In A Loss of Innocence?: Television and Irish Society, 1960-72, author Robert Savage, an adjunct associate professor of history at Boston College, explores how television helped facilitate a process of modernization that slowly transformed Irish society during the 1960s. Television … Continue reading

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