Second Global Seventies Conference In Münster, Germany

SECOND GLOBAL SEVENTIES CONFERENCE CONVENES IN MÜNSTER, GERMANY
A collaboration between the History Departments at Boston University, the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and the Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität (Germany), the Global Seventies project assembles scholars from across the globe to analyze the legacy of a pivotal decade in recent world history.  The collaboration began in November 2011 with an international conference in Boston focusing on the 1970s as a decade of radical cultural and political experimentation.  The Radical Decade in Global Perspective included panels on a wide variety of topics, including (http://www.bu.edu/history/news-events/conferences/global-1970s/).
The second conference, focused on the “Origins and Impact of Détente,” will take place at the Zentrum für Niederlande-Studien of the Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität, in Münster, Germany, 19 -20 April 2013.  For the conference program, visit http://www.uni-muenster.de/HausDerNiederlande/veranstaltungen/sose13/2013-04-19.html

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5th Annual Graduate Student American Political History Conference Flyer

BU grad conference flyer 2013

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Robert Self to present on new book, November 14

The next meeting of the BU American Political History seminar will convene on Weds., November 14, 2012 at Noon, in the History Department Conference Room, 226 Bay State Road, Room 504.  Robert Self (Brown University) will discuss his brand new book, All In The Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s.

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BU’s American Political History Institute Co-Hosts Major Conference on Presidential History

BU’s American Political History Institute Co-Hosts Major Conference on Presidential History

On Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, 2012,  at the University of Virginia, a group of eminent scholars gathered to discuss how to advance the study of presidential history. The conference, entitled “Recasting Presidential History” and co-organized by Professor Brian Balogh of UVA and Professor Bruce Schulman of BU, was a joint undertaking of BU’s American Political History Institute and UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs.

 Among the issues that conference participants addressed were how to bridge the gap between academic and popular history, and how to bring the study of presidents and the presidency back into the mainstream of the historical profession. Speakers emphasized the importance of presidents’ individual agency in such arenas as party-building and international affairs, while bearing in mind the structural factors that help shape and constrain presidential action.

 

 Conference participants included leading historians, political scientists, and journalists. An edited volume of essays inspired by the ideas raised at the conference will be published by Cornell University Press.  In addition to Professor Schulman, Professor Cathie Martin of BU’s Political Science Department, Visiting Professor Kathryn Brownell, and doctoral students Andrew David and Matt Pressman represented BU at the conference.  For more information, visit the conference webpage: http://millercenter.org/events/2012/presidential-history

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Landmarks Event: The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

PDF Flyer for: LANDMARKS – Cuban Missle Crisis event

Photonics Building Date: 10/17/12 8 St. Mary’s St, Room 206 Time: 7:00 PM

The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

Panelists will include:

Jonathan Hansen: Lecturer on Social Studies and Faculty Associate, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, at Harvard University

Renata Keller: Assistant Professor of International Relations at BU. Specialization: Latin American History; Inter-American Relations; Mexican Domestic and International Politics; U.S.

Relations with Latin America.

Jim Rasenberger: Author of The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America’s Doomed Invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. Contributor to The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, and Wilson Quarterly.

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2012 Conference Schedule Posted

The schedule for 7th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY is posted.

CO-SPONSORED BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY, CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, AND PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

RELIGION AND AMERICAN POLITICS

MARCH 22-23, 2012

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Rix Talk Rescheduled

Due to a health matter, Professor Rebecca Rix (Princeton) must postpone her appearance at the APHI Seminar, slated for next Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.

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