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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
“It was then that I decided I must do history because I wanted to discover the truth.”
“‘Why did I want to go into history?’ Because I’m interested in it. Will history save the world? I doubt it. Will it save my life? No, but I’m interested in it anyways,” said Maney.
History repeats itself, observes features columnist DJ Recny as he uses professorial anecdotes and historical events to navigate through life.