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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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New books from BC alumni

BC alumna Emily Bloom has published The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968 (Oxford University Press, 2017), the first book-length study of Irish literary broadcasting on the BBC. Drawing upon unpublished radio archives, this book shows that radio … Continue reading

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Galileo in a changing world

Award-winning historian Paula Findlen, who is working on a project of Galileo’s correspondence, will present “After the Trial: Galileo in a Changing World” on Oct. 12 at 7  p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Findlen is developing a collaborative, NEH-funded digital … Continue reading

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Historian Linda Colley

Award-winning historian Linda Colley will present “Publishing the Word: Constitutions, Print, and War in the Age of Revolutions” on Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Colley, who specializes in Britain, empire and nationalism, is the author … Continue reading

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The beauty of Maine

For hundreds of years, photographers, like other artists, have made their way to Maine to capture the natural beauty and human culture of the state. Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015 (Down East Books, 2016), co-authored by BC alumna Libby Bischof, is the … Continue reading

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