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Bringing BC’s history to life

University Historian James O’Toole, a graduate of Boston College, has written a social history of the University, titled Ever to Excel: A History of Boston College (Jesuit Sources, 2022). O’Toole, Clough Millennium History Professor Emeritus, conducted 12 years of archival … Continue reading

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Roots of Central American migration

Salem State University Professor of History Avi Chomsky will present from her recent book, Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration (Beacon Press, 2021), at a Boston College event on March 17 at 12 noon in … Continue reading

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Becoming Black

The Boston College McMullen Museum of Art presents Harvard University Professor Alejandro de la Fuente, who will give a virtual presentation on September 15 at 5:30 p.m. on his book, Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, … Continue reading

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50 years of the Campus School

Since its doors opened in 1970, the Campus School at Boston College has served some 2,500 students with special needs. The school’s vibrant 50-year history and important work has been chronicled in a new book co-authored by two of its former … Continue reading

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Remembering and forgetting

Since arriving at BC, Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Guy Beiner has seen his book, Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster (Oxford University Press, 2018), selected for three major awards in the field … Continue reading

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Slavery in New England

In Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds (University of Massachusetts Press/Bright Leaf, 2019), historian Jared Ross Hardesty tells the story of slavery in New England, focusing on individual stories of enslaved people and bringing their experiences to life. He also … Continue reading

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Feore Family Lecture on Jesuit Studies

University of Toronto Professor Emeritus of History Paul F. Grendler will deliver the annual Feore Family Lecture on Jesuit Studies on Oct. 2 in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. The event will begin with a 4 p.m. reception, followed by … Continue reading

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Blacks and Irish in 19th-century Boston

Boston College alumnus Millington Bergeson-Lockwood, a historian of race, politics, and the law in U.S., will present “Politics, Power, and the Past: Black and Irish Political Alliances in 1880s Boston” on Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library. Bergeson-Lockwood is … Continue reading

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How Did China Get So Big?

University of Chicago Professor of Modern Chinese History Kenneth Pomeranz will deliver a talk titled “How Did China Get So Big? Redefining the Qing Realm and its Subjects ca. 1750-1900″ on Feb. 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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Pomp and Circumstance

A newly published book of speeches by David McCullough, one of America’s most distinguished historians, includes his Commencement address to Boston College’s Class of 2008. The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For (Simon & Schuster, 2017) is a … Continue reading

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