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As the inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden approaches, and one of the most contested elections in American history comes to a close, it is important to recognize that, in our country’s 245 years, very few presidential transitions have been as turbulent as 2020’s. “In large part, peaceful transitions of presidential power are all we...
With scarcely a day going by without proposals, protests or headlines surrounding the issue of immigration, Northern Illinois University history professor Aaron Fogleman informs present-day issues by peering deep into the past. From 1492 to 1870, more than 22 million migrants made their way to the Americas, says Fogleman, who quantified the wave of migration...
For one NIU professor preparing to embark on her third Fulbright-sponsored trip, it was a high school study abroad experience in Brazil that inspired what has become a life’s work and interest. Anne Hanley, associate professor of Latin American History, is preparing to travel to Brazil to continue her research and teach through the Fulbright...
Professor Valerie Garver has been elected to serve on the council of the Medieval Academy of America. The Medieval Academy of America is the largest organization in the world promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies, representing more than 3,500 medievalists in North America and worldwide. It was founded in 1925 and is based in...
  Associate Professor Eric Jones, from the Department of History of History and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, has been selected as the recipient of NIU’s 2017 Outstanding International Educator Award. The announcement was made during the annual International Recognition Reception, one of many events on campus marking International Education Week (IEW). International Education Week is sponsored by the Division of...
The Graduate Council’s Student Awards Committee is honoring four scholars for outstanding work on their theses and dissertations for work covering an impressive array of scholarly pursuits in two broad categories: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education; and Health Sciences and STEM. Each recipient will be recognized during the Outstanding Graduate Student Recognition Reception on Tuesday, April...
History Professor Taylor Atkins has a new book out that sheds light on the origins and development of mass-produced, marketed and consumed popular culture in Japan. Atkins will deliver a talk on the book, A History of Popular Culture in Japan From the Seventeenth Century to the Present (Bloomsbury Academic), during a reception from 2:30 –...
Special guest Dr. Ernest Freeberg will present “Eugene V. Debs and the Fight for Free Speech in World War I” from 6-7 p.m. in Altgeld Hall 315 on Monday, April 24, and is presented by the NIU Department of History. Freeberg is professor and head of the Department of History at the University of Tennessee...
Anne Hanley, associate professor of history and interim director of the Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD), has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Award to continue her research on how the first census and the adoption of the metric system affected Brazil’s economy. “This project opens an investigation into...
Robert Berkhofer, associate professor of history at Western Michigan University, will deliver the inaugural Wagner Lecture in Medieval Culture at NIU on “Forgery and Faith in the Liber Traditionum of Saint Peter’s, Ghent.” Berkhofer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Cole Hall 100. During his presentation, he will examine motives for the...
Beatrix Hoffman, an NIU history professor accustomed to presenting her research in articles, is now letting the pictures tell thousands of words for her. Hoffman is curator of a traveling exhibition, “For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” which describes how citizen action has helped shape the American health...
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More than 35 Ph.D. and master’s students will present their research Friday, Nov. 6, during the NIU History Graduate Student Association’s eighth annual conference. The research presentations, which begin at 8 p.m. cover topics including the language of law; new histories of the American West; constructing histories of health and disease; genocide and the modern...
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