Newsletter, Spring 2023
A Message from the Chair
Amid the hectic days at the History Department, it’s often difficult to think beyond the day-to-day. But as I prepare to finish my term as chair – and to hand the skeleton key to Harris Hall to Kevin Boyle – I wanted to thank our alumni for reminding me of the long view.
Harris Hall Renovation Tour
Join Department Chair, Professor Deborah Cohen as she gives you a tour around Northwestern University's History Department building, Harris Hall.
Chabraja Center Happenings
In Fall 2022 the Chabraja Center welcomed new Director Amy Stanley, an award-winning historian of Japan, whose energy and enthusiasm is propelling the Center in new directions.
Jock would have loved this story. A retired colleague in the Sociology department was hiking in Harms Woods when she ... Read more of this sweet tribute to Jock McLane.
Author of some of the most influential scholarship on nineteenth-century Colombia and Latin America, Professor Frank Safford passed on June 16, 2022, leaving behind an enduring legacy.
A New Endowment
During the upcoming 2023-24 academic year, we will be offering a special, application only, two-quarter undergraduate seminar on “The Historian’s Craft.” In this seminar, the Sanders Scholars will engage with the problems that historians are facing ...
This Summer, our esteemed colleague, prize-winning student—and conscientious teacher—of Africa’s past, Jon Glassman will retire from the History Department at Northwestern, after 34 years on the job.
New Faculty Spotlight
We are so pleased to have Associate Professor Kathleen Belew join The History Department. Watch a video interview with her.
New Faculty Spotlight
We are so pleased to have Assistant Professor Eden join The History Department. Read all about him here.
Check out what our faculty have been doing!
The Honors Thesis Experience
Undergraduates obtained the opportunity to participate in workshops and peer reviews ... and go through, as one undergraduate put it, the "biggest academic undertaking of our lives." Read about students' projects here.
The History Department's administration team is pleased to introduce four new staff members, plus History's student aide.
Carolina Stutz has recieved the Franklin N. and Lee L. Corbin Prize from Weinberg College. Laurisa Sastoque, this year’s Senior Marshall, has also been selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar at Cambridge University.
A New Chabraja Center Postdoctoral Fellowship
Graduate student Ruby Daily writes about her experience as CCHS postdoctoral fellow/Assistant Editor at Public Books.
Graduate Student Accomplishments
Now, please join us in celebrating all our fellow Graduate news and accomplishments.
Recent Graduate Spotlight
With a few stunning pictures from her travels, Graduate student Aoi Saito writes about the mutual-aid networks that Tokyo prostitutes formed in mid-twentieth century Japan.
We’re delighted that Prof. Kennetta Hammond Perry has joined the History Department as a courtesy appointment.
2022-2023 Book Celebration
On Friday, March 10th, 2023, The Chabraja Center for Historical Studies (CCHS) and The History Department celebrated faculty's recently published books. Read about how it went and enjoy pictures, too.
Workshop with Brian Rosenwald
A Faculty Workshop with Washington Post’s Made by History Editor ... Brian Rosenwald is building bridges between academia and the media one historian at a time.
The History Department heard from numerous alumni this year - it was hard to keep count! As you read through the news below, maybe you will recognize a name or two!
One last note before you go.
The next Newsletter will be published in Spring 2024. In several months, we will again email all History alumni to invite you to share your news related to career, life, your History degree, or anything else. Thank you in advance!
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