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.
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
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.
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