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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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