From: Pat Manning, Northeastern University
Northeastern University's Department of History grants the Ph.D. in World history, U.S. history and European history. The two-year M.A. program (see separate description) also enables students to focus in world history. Linked web sites provide a full review of the Department of History and of its associated World History Center.
Characteristics of the doctoral program:
focus on migration and on technology in world history, in courses and through development instructional CD-ROMs
focus on the African Diaspora, with global and comparative courses on African, Caribbean and African-American history (Professors Hall, Manning, Matos-Rodriguez).
focus on gender in world history, with global and comparative courses on women's history, feminist theory, and gender in colonial and postcolonial situations (Professors Frader, Gilmartin, Matos-Rodriguez)
supervised teaching experience, in surveys of world, United States and European history.
specializations in United States and European history, including global approaches in these fields.
active and closely knit faculty -- eleven of fifteen have substantial focus in world history; historians of U.S. and Europe are developing global dimensions to their work. Faculty participants include:
access to excellent research collections at Northeastern and in the Boston area.
fellowship support for Ph.D. candidates.
World History Center -- this center for research and curriculum development in world history carries on a wide range of activities. For a fuller description visit the World History Center web page
Multimedia production -- the department and its World History Center have received funding from the Annenberg/CPB Project for production of a CD-ROM on "Migration in Modern World History." This grant provided support for several doctoral candidates in 1996-98. The World History Center is seeking funding for additional multimedia production, which may provide support for additional doctoral candidates in 1998-99.
Current enrollees include thirteen candidates for the Ph.D., of whom nine specialize in world history, three in U.S. history, and one in European history. Now working on dissertations are five candidates in world history, one in U.S. history and one in European history.
Applications for admission in September 1998 are due on March 1, 1998. We seek applicants with the BA degree (for a five-year program) or with the MA degree (for a three-year program). For further information, contact Patrick Manning, Department of History, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115. Phone (617) 373-4453; fax (617) 373-2661.
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