Graduate Student & Alumni News

Lauren Prescott (Public History student) received a 1-year position as Administrator at the South End Historical Society.

Congratulations to Nicole Breault (MA 2014, History) for winning the History Graduate Program Annual Book Award for overall excellence!

Judith Marshall (Public History student) was interviewed by Chris Lovett of Boston Neighborhood News.  She and Jim Conway, former resident of Columbia Point and a member of the UMass Boston Board of Visitors, spoke about the community history event on May 9th, “Making a History of Columbia Point.”  Watch the video here.

Joan Ilacqua (MA 2014, Public History) is Oral history Project Coordinator at the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. 

Nicole Breault (MA 2014, History) joined the staff at the Lynn Museum and Historical Society as the Educational Programs Associate. Nicole was also an invited speaker at the Historic Deerfield/Wellesley Symposium, "Outside of the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England" in March 2015. Part of her thesis has been published in an edited volume with Lexington Books,Decentering Discussions on Religion and State: Emerging Narratives, Challenging Perspectives

Rachael Guadagni (MA 2015, Public History) is now on the staff at the Lynn Museum and Historical Society and is responsible for Guest Services and Social Media Outreach.

Jonathan Green (Public History) has been appointed Curator and Caretaker of the Suffolk Resolves House, a historic house that serves as headquarters of the Milton (Massachusetts) Historical Society. Jon oversees the general maintenance of the Suffolk Resolves House and the Milton Historical Society's collections, and he hosts monthly open houses. He also serves on the Board of the Milton Historical Society and assists in locating material culture relating to Milton's history that will be accessioned as part of the Society's collections.

Tara Mayes (Public History) has been appointed Collections Manager/Assistant Curator at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

Vincent Capone (MA 2013, Archives) is teaching English as a foreign language at Kaplan International Colleges at their Northeastern University location. Vincent is also finishing up a project at Northeastern University’s Archives and Special Collections, digitizing the records of the Chinese Progressive Association.

Clara Schnee Silverstein (MA 2011, Public History) continues to work as a writer and editor. She is currently serving as editor on a project creating a digital version of the Magruder's American Government high school textbook for the Pearson educational publisher. She has also been active on the conference circuit, presenting a paper on writing historical fiction at the Virginia Forum conference at Randolph Macon College in March and participating in a working group on food in public history at the National Council on Public History conference in April. Her memoir, White Girl: A Story of School Desegregation, was just released in paperback and e-book format in summer 2013.

History graduate student, Paige Kinder (Public History), served as a judge for the Massachusetts History Day regional contest in March 2015. Massachusetts History Day is the state affiliate of National History Day, a highly regarded academic program for middle and secondary school students that won the National Humanities Award in 2011. Ask the grad students about their experiences supporting young historians!