Historians and geologists view natural and human history from two differing perspectives, according to Dipesh Chakrabarty, a professor of history and South Asian languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago.
The Culture War’s Trojan Horse
The frontlines of the American “Culture War” continue to grow, as school districts across the country sweep books off the shelves amid pressure from parents, the state, or school boards.
Newton Free Library Hosts Webinar on Jewish Lawyers’ Role in Civil Rights Movement
Jewish lawyers largely came from the North, and they worked to dismantle legally enforceable racial segregation, according to the speaker.
Hirota Talks Historical Stigma Around Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.
Boston College’s Irish studies and history departments welcomed Hirota on Wednesday night to speak on the origins of the term “illegal alien,” specifically when referring to Irish, Japanese, and Mexican immigrant populations in the 19th century.
Matthew Delmont Discusses Experiences of Black Soldiers in World War II at Virtual Event
Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont discussed his upcoming book, Half-American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad, at a Zoom event hosted by Newton Free Library and Historic Newton on Feb. 10.
Library Exhibit Highlights Black Newtonians Who Fought in World War II
The Black Newtonians in World War II exhibit at the Newton Free Library highlights the courage of local Black servicemen in the global conflict.
The exhibit reminds visitors of the discrimination against Black people in both the military and society at large in the 1940s. Historic Newton, a partnership between the City of Newton and the Newton Historical Society, put on the exhibit.
Sajdi Receives Two Grants, Plans for Podcasting Studio
Dana Sajdi, an associate professor of history at Boston College, received two grants—the Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring Grant and the Innovations in Graduate Education Grant—this past May, with plans to change the way we learn about history.
Historic Newton Highlights City’s Centuries-Old Relationship With Christmas
Historic Newton, a partnership between the Newton Historical Society and the City of Newton, hosted an event over Zoom on Dec. 5 detailing the history of Christmas in the Newton and the Greater Boston area.
Moyer-Nocchi Serves Up a Taste of Culinary History
Food historian professor Karima Moyer-Nocchi provided an audience gathered in Gasson’s Fulton Room an overview of how pasta—once a staple of the Neapolitan poor—garnered an international reputation as the centerpiece of Italian identity.
Murphy: Sometimes You Have to Wait
To do The Heights is often to make the mere suburban blip that is BC into the whole world, to zoom in so close that you breathlessly rewrite headlines at 1 a.m. to better capture the most microscopic of details, or reword a caption on page 14 to reflect this rather than that.