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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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Book review from historian Tom O’Connor

Author and University Historian Thomas H. O’Connor, often described as “the dean of Boston historians,” offers a review of a new book on Boston political history by Gerard O’Neill, a retired veteran political and investigative journalist. O’Connor calls O’Neill’s Rogues … Continue reading

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BC: A to Z

In his latest work, Boston College A to Z: The Spirit of the Heights (Linden Lane Press), University Historian and prolific author Thomas H. O’Connor shares a treasure trove of stories, legends and memories. He invites readers to look anew … Continue reading

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CPA award for student

Boston College History Department doctoral student Peter Cajka has been awarded a first place prize from the Catholic Press Association for his article “Riding with Saint Paul in the Passenger Side: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Enters the Automobile Age, 1920-1965,” … Continue reading

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