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Madison’s Hand named a “book of the year”

The Legal Theory Blog, by Georgetown Law Professor Lawrence Solum, has named Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by BC Law Professor Mary Sarah Bilder one of its “books of the year,” calling it one of the ten most interesting books … Continue reading

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Remembering the Irish Revolution

Irish historian Diarmaid Ferriter will present: “‘Scrambling for the bones of the patriot dead’: Remembering the Irish Revolution, 1913-23” on March 18 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. His publications include The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000, Judging Dev: A Reassessment of … Continue reading

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New book on Eagles Hockey

The new book Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Hockey Stories Ever Told (Sports Publishing, 2014) details the long and highly successful history of men’s ice hockey at Boston College, from the informal “ice polo” … Continue reading

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The Heights: An Illustrated History

Boston College’s first 150 years are captured in a glorious new book, The Heights: An Illustrated History of Boston College, 1863–2013 (Linden Lane Press, 2014) written by Ben Birnbaum and Seth Meehan with photography by Gary Wayne Gilbert. Through a treasure trove … Continue reading

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Oscar winner Oliver Stone

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, authors of the book The Untold History of the United States, will speak on “Bush and Obama: The Age of Terror” at Boston College’s Robsham Theater on April 5. Stone and Kuznick have a companion TV … Continue reading

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The American stage

An expert in the history of American theater, Heather S. Nathans will present “Seeing Ourselves Through Others’ Eyes: Struggling with Stereotypes on the Nineteenth-Century American Stage” on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Nathans is the … Continue reading

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Past Obsessions

In her forthcoming book Past Obsessions: World War Two in History and Memory, historian Carol Gluck considers examples from Europe, Asia, and North America that help us to understand both how public memory works and the challenge that the present preoccupation … Continue reading

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History’s historian

Historian Anthony Grafton,  past president of the American Historical Association, will deliver a lecture on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Grafton specializes in the study of the cultural history, scholarship and education in the West … Continue reading

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Civil War historian

Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust, a noted Civil War historian, will be awarded Boston College’s first Sesquicentennial Medal in recognition of her excellence as a scholar and leader in the academy on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in Robsham Theater. … Continue reading

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Law, Culture & Legacies of Slavery

Renowned historian, author and legal scholar, Annette Gordon-Reed will lecture on “Law, Culture and Legacies of Slavery” on Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. in Higgins Hall, room 300. Gordon-Reed, the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Professor … Continue reading

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