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2017 News


Freedom’s Chains

October 16, 2017 – from Research News
History Professor Leslie M. Harris examines the stunning contradiction at the heart of American history


Welcome, NU Class of 2021

September 19, 2017
Check out our First-Year Focus for more information about the History Department Major and Minor!


History Welcomes New Faculty Member for Fall 2017

August 1, 2017
Brett Gadsden will be joining our History Department in September 2017.


Stanley Article Wins Prize

June 12, 2017
Amy Stanley’s 2016 AHR article “Maidservants’ Tales,” workshopped in our Chabraja Center, has just been awarded the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ prize for the best article in the field of women’s/gender/sexuality history.


Two Professors win W Grants

May 23, 2017 – from Weinberg News
Professors Doug Kiel and Helen Tilley have received Weinberg College Research and Innovation Grants



America's Reconstruction

January 24, 2017 – from AHA Today
Historian Kate Masur played a central role in the creation of a national monument in Beaufort County, S.C. devoted to the commemoration of Reconstruction.